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Washington As It Is Today 

WASHINGTON is the most 
cosmopolitan city in the 
United States. Here one 
will :.ieet people from every State 
in the Union and every country 
on the globe. It is unlike any 
other cit}- in the world. It is not 
a city of manufactories or com- 
merce, yet it is a hive of industry. 
Its business quarters occupy a re- 
stricted section, and its residen- 
tial area is large. 

It is singularly quiet for a city of its size. The 
first impression that one gets of the Capital is 
that ever3'thing has come to a standstill. The 
streets stretch out — wide, tree-lined and seemingly 
deserted. There is an atmosphere of serenity 
about Washington that is restful to the visitor. 
It is as if the people of Washington, close to the 
heart of our government, realize that great 
accomplishments require calm and deliberation. 

The first thing to greet the expectant sightseer 
as he alights from his train is the stupendous 
Union Railway Station — a structure of huge pro- 
portions and surpassing magnificence, erected at 
a cost of more than $18,000,000. It is one of the 
finest railway stations in the world, and a most 
fitting and dignified entrance to the Capital of the 
United States. All railways entering Washington 
come into this station. 

Emerging from the bustle of the station into 
broad Delaware Avenue, one catches his first 
glimpse of the great dome, the crowning glory of 
the Capitol, ' ' hanging like a great brooding bubble 
against the pale morning sky. " 

The beauties and magnificence of the Capitol 
building beggar description. It stands upon the 
brow of a hill, in a parkage of sixty acres. It is 
the most imposing public building on earth. Pass- 
ing through the bronze doors, one finds him- 
self standing beneath the mighty and v.-orld- 
famous dome. This is Uncle 
Sam's "reception room" where 
all of the guests of the Republic 

Entering the vast circular hall 
of the rotunda, one is struck by 
the glorious colimmed corridors 
spread out before him. The 
walls are hung with a bewilder- 
ing array of paintings and deco- 
rated with many marvelous 

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad i Union! Station 
Washington, D. C. 






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America's mcst beautiful public building 

sculptures and frescoes. One 
hundred and eighty feet over- 
head the vaulted canopy of the 
dome is aglow with color. It is 
a huge painted copper bowl, 65 
feet in diameter, with a con- 
cavity of 2 1 feet. 

A staff of licensed guides are 
stationed in the rotunda. They 
charge a nominal price for their 
ser^dces in showing the visitors 
through the building. 
The paintings of Colonel John Trumbull in 
the rotunda, depicting various historic events, 
represent the actual scenes as they occurred. 
Among them is " The Signing of the Declaration 
of Independence, " which was sketched by the 
painter himself at the time this great document 
was signed. 

The tour of inspection takes one through Stat- 
uary Hall (or Hall of Fame), House of Represen- 
tatives, the Law Library of the Supreme Court, 
Senate Restaurant, Senate Post Office, Public 
Reception Room of the Senate, Senate Lobby, 
Senate Chamber, the Marble Room (the private 
reception room of Senators), the President's 
Room (the most beautifully decorated office in 
the world), and the Supreme Court Room. 

If one is present at the time the law-making 
bodies are in session, he is privileged to see and 
hear just how the will of the people is made 

The building is open from 9.00 a. m. until 4.30 
p. m,. daily, except Sundays and holidays. Dur- 
ing the session of Congress the forenoon is the 
best time to inspect the building. Congress goes 
into session at noon, and when in session flags are 
displayed on the building, over both the Senate 
and House of Representatives. 

The Capitol is situated only four blocks 
from the Baltimore and Ohio (Union) Station, 
and a stop-over of two hours between trains will 
enable the sightseer ample time 
to visit this most beautiful and 
impressive of Washington's public 

Though the Capitol is but one 
of many places that the sightseer 
may visit, if this were all that 
could be seen in Washington, 
one would reasonably feel well re- 
paid for having traveled a long 
distance to see it. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 


The Best Railroad 

No matter how hard we try, we can- 
not make the Baltimore* and Ohio 


I Railroad the greatest railroad in the 

j . 

I world, or the straightest or the richest 

j railroad. But we can, if we will only" 

j try hard enough, create for it the 

j reputation of being the best railroad 

j in the world in point of service. I 

j cannot do it alone. You cannot do it 

I alone. But all of us working together 

ican do it, and I earnestly desire your 
cooperation in this way. 



Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 

Washington As It Is Today Page 2 of Cover 


Number i 

The Best Railroad Daniel Willard 

The Cover Picture 

Memorial Day 

What the Baltimore and Ohio Means by "Being a Good Neighbor" 

At College Park, Md., Where, Daring the February Blizzard, the Baltimore and Ohio 

Was the Only Transport "Muddling Through" 

At Chester, Pa.. Where President Willard Illustrated the "Good Neighbor" Idea 

At Willard, Ohio, Where a Baltimore and Ohio Locomotive Kept the Municipal Power 

and Water Plant Going for Five Days 

At Departure of Special Train, Pan-American Delegates, Baltimore to Washington 

With President Harding and Party, Washington to Cincinnati and Return, April 26-28 

Traffic Clubs Are Helping Reduce Claims C. C. Glessner 

Why Work Overtime? Margaret Talbott Stevens 

Teamwork Wins on the Railroad as It Does on the Baseball Field 

A Division Superintendent 

Senior Vice-President George M. S'lriver Elected a Member of the Board of Directors of the 

Baltimore and Ohio on April 23 

Increased Forces Now Employed on Railroad as Result of Better Business 

Being Called a "Street Hound" by One's Sister Isn't so Bad When It Means New 


"This Ice Cream Was Never Male with Cream— It Wa? Male with Brains," Said Lady Astor, 

at Lunch on the Baltimore and Ohio 

Our Glorious Country — A Patriotic Hymn Charles H. Minnich 

Cumberland and Baltimore Division Engineers and Firemen Making Good Fuel Records 

L. Cramblitt 

Reclaiming Rail at Martinsburg Shop S. C. Tanner 

The Need for Sanity in Exercise 

Passenger Department — 

Traditions Broken at Unveiling of Statue of Joan of Arc 









Two Pages of "Bouquets" for Baltimore and Ohio Employes 36 

Women's Department Edited by Margaret Talbott Stevens 38 

Children's Page "Aunt Mary" 42 

Safety Roll of Honor 45 

Among Ourselves 47 

Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
to improve its service to the public and to promote a greater comm'jaity of interest 
among its employes. Contributions are welcomed. Manuscripts and photographs 
will be returned upon request 

Circulation of the Baltimore and Ohio Magazine is over 41,000 copies per issue, 
our aim being to place it in the hands and in the homes of practically all English 
speaking employes of the Railroad. An examination of our advertising will show 
that it conforms to the highest standards. We do not guarantee it, but we believ* 
that it means exactly what it says, and for that reason feel free to urge our readers 
to patronize our advertisers whenever they consistently can. \ 

Safety Section — 

Fifty-Seven Years of Hazardous Work in Safety 

Safety First— A Poem C. Edgar Wooden, Jr. 

"Yes, I Am the Semaphorel" H. Irving Martin 


In the Realm of the Riddle G. H. Pryor 

Our Veterans 

Pensioners' Roll of Honor 

An Interesting Industry along the Line of the Baltimore and Ohio, "Stifel Indigo". 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 






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The Par.T-on Knew 

A Massachusetts Senator was back home, 
looking after his poHtical fences, and was 
asking the minister about some of his old 

"How's old Mr. Jones?" he inquired. 
"Will I be likely to see him again?" 

"You'll never see Mr. Jones again," 
said the minister. "Mr. Jones has gone to 
heaven. " — Exchange 

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Made Him Tired 

The Colonel had a colored hired man 
who was absent from the farm on Sunday 
and Monday and finally appeared on 
Tuesday in a rather dilapidated condition. 

"How's this, Sam?" he inquired. "What's 
been happening to you?" 

"Well, suh, you know Sat'dy was pay- 
day, and after supper we gets into a big 
crap game. 'Long come 'bout two o'clock 
in de a. m. me and Napoleon Sims gets 
into a li'l friendly argument. Gunnel, befoh 
I know it he hits me in de mouf and he 
knocks out fo' teef, and he hits me in de 
eyes and blacks dem, and he blame near 
busts mah nose and mah jaw. Den he gets 
me down on de ground and stomps on me 
and cracks three ribs. Fo' God, Gunnel, 
Ah never got so tiahd of a man in all mah 
life. " — Railroad Red Book. 

She Knew Better 

Micky Flanigan came home one day 
sniffing. "Ye got licked!" cried his mother 
with conviction. 

"Naw, I didn't neither, maw," Micky 
retorted. "But the doctor was at our 
school today, tryin' to find out if there was 
anything the matter with any of us, an' 
he says I got ad'noids. " 

"Ad'noids? What's them?" Mrs. Flani- 
gan demanded. 

"They're things in your head, maw, 
what has to be took out," said Mickey in 
a doleful tone. 

"He's a liar," Mrs. Flanigan cried hotly, 
"an' it's me that isn't afraid to tell 'im so. 
I fine-comb your head iv'ry Sattaday night, 
an' it's niver a ad'noid kin I find!" 

— Exchange 

I never see a Ziegfield show 

The price of which grows steeper, 

But that I say "The trolley steps, 
Disclose the same, much cheaper. " 

— Partners 









The Cover Picture of This Issue 

"Oh yes, I'm quite sure that I've seen them both somewhere in the movies !" 
someone will exclaim on seeing the fishing picture on the cover of this issue of 
the Magazine. Oh, but you have not, for this is a real Baltimore and Ohio pic- 
ture, taken on the Casselman River, and the girls are really, truly Baltimore and 
Ohio girls. Allow us to present Miss Leah Radcliffe (right) and Miss Lenore 
Grace (left), who so graciously posed amid this tempting bit of Baltimore and 
Ohio scenery. 

The "fishing party" included Miss Radcliflfe, of the Auditor of Passenger 
Receipts Office, Baltimore, C. H. Dickson, our art editor, who took the picture, 
and "Aunt Mary" as chaperon, and set out from Baltimore on the night of April 
23. Arriving in Connellsville the next morning they met Miss Lenore Grace, of 
the Division Accountant's Office, Connellsville. Then the party, escorted by 
Trainmaster M. L. McElheny, boarded No. 6 and rode the observation to Rock- 
wood, selecting the spots along the Casselman River. Through the kindness of 
Superintendent Brown, they wtre met at Rockwood by Assistant Superintendent 
Wolfersberger with his "F-ioo," otherwise known as the Ford which has been 
fitted up to travel on the railroad. Boarding this, the party set out merrily to 
the beauty spots up the river. Here a number of pictures were made, from which 
the one which appears on the cover was chosen. 



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And every village grave- 
yard will have its green 
mounds, that shall need no 
storied monument to clothe 
them with a peculiar con- 
secration — graves that hold 
the dust of heroes— graves 
that all men approach with 
reverent steps — graves out 
of whose solemn silence 
shall whisper inspiring 
voices, telling the young 
from generation to genera- 
tion how great is their coun- 
try's worth and cost, and 
how noble and beautiful it 
was to die for it. 

— Putnam 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Published monthly at Baltimore. Maryland, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to improve its 
service to the public and to promote efficiency and community of interest among its employes 

Volume io Baltimore, May, 1922 Number i 

"It is our desire that the people living along our lines should feel' 
that the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad is a good neighbor. For instance, 
if they are visited by fire, flood or epidemic, etc., they should instinctively 
call upon us first for assistance, because of our potential strength and 
our willingness to help them." 

What the Baltimore and Ohio Means by 
''Being a Good Neighbor" 

Following the statement on Public Policy made by President Willard at 
the Deer Park business meeting of igi6, a part of which is quoted in the ital- 
icized paragraph above, he and others of our officers have had occasion to restate 
and affirm it before public assemblages. At a recent meeting of this kind, the 
chairman, one of the leading business men of the city, suggested io President 
Willard in a good-natured way that if he really meant that the Baltimore and 
Ohio should be a good neighbor, he could show it to the citizens of the city in no 
more satisfactory way than by building a new passenger station. President 
Willard explained that the Baltimore and Ohio would like io do this but that its 
financial position at this time would not permit it; however, that some day we 
hope to be able to provide satisfactory stations, wherever needed. He said 
further that there are other things that the citizens along our lines would like to 
have us do and that we would like to do, but that we cannot do; that notwith- 
standing this, there are many neighborly acts, outside of those called for by our 
strictly business relations, that we can perform for our friends along the line, 
and that it is his wish that they be performed to the fullest extent. 

Even, almost, as he was talking, there were employes at various points on 
the System who were giving convincing evidence that they had caught and were 
following the ''Good Neighbor Idea," as illustrated by the several stories which 
follow. — Ed. 

At College Park, Maryland, Where, Dur- 
ing the February Blizzard, the 
Baltimore and Ohio Was the 
Only Transport ''Muddling 

IT was only grim determination, 
ceaseless vigilance and extremely 
hard work on the part of both 
the officers and men of the Baltimore 
Terminal and Baltimore Divisions 
that enabled the Baltimore and Ohio 
to operate the only trains that, were 
giving service between Baltimore and 
Washington during the worst of the 
blizzard of February last. The com- 
plicated electric switching system in 
the Washington Terminal was put 
out of business, completely. There 
were other big problems to overcome. 

too, but they yielded to superior or- 
ganization and fine support on the 
part of our employes, with the result 
that we were able to give service — 
and comparati\'ely good sendee — to 
all those who sought it between the 
two cities, and who otherwise would 
have been unable to make the trip. 

An interesting sidelight on this 
situation, which is a splendid illus- 
tration of following the Baltimore 
and Ohio way of being a good 
neighbor, is supplied in the follow- 
ing letter: 

College Park, Md., 
February 24, 1922. 
Mr. William E. Lowes, 
General Passenger Agent, 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
Baltimore, Md. 
My Dear Mr. Lowes: — • 

At its February meeting the 
College Park Home and School 
Association, which concerns 
itself with the welfare of this 
/icinity, unanimously resolved to 
express the ajDpreciation of the 
people of College Park for the 
very generous and efficient ser- 
vice afforded by the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad during the 
recent heavy storm. 

It was observed that nearly 
all express trains were stopped 
at this station for several days, 
doubtless putting the railroad ^o 
considerable expense and incon- 
venience, but enabling our people 
to continue their work almost 
without interruption. The As- 
sociation particularly desires to 
have you know that many of 
our people who for various rea- 
sons are not re;;^alar commuters 
on the Baltimore and Ohio but 
use the electric cars for trans- 
portation between here and 
Washington and intermediate 
points, have enthusiastically ex- 
pressed their gratitude for this 
sen ice and their appreciation of 
the kindness extended by all the 
employes of the Company con- 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) W. E. Claffin 
(Signed) Paul S. Buckley 

In his address at the Deer Park 
Convention oi officers of the Rail- 
road in igi6 Mr. Willard said that 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

we should be good neighbors ' ' because 
of our potential strength and willing- 
ness to help." This is the unselfish 
side of the proposition — the part 
imposed on us because we are a 
public service organization^ — and the 
case of our College Park friends 
is a good one in point. Those com- 
muters referred to as for various 
reasons not using the Baltimore 
and Ohio, probably patronize the 
Railroad most infrequently. But 
they are our neighbors and towards 

them we are glad to show the neigh- 
borly spirit. 

The other side of this proposition 
of neighborliness — the selfish interest 
of the Railroad — may some day be 
given practical application by our 
friends at this little station. Perhaps 
circumstances will later suggest to 
them that they would like a more 
regular association with their neigh- 
bors of the Baltimore and Ohio, and 
we may find that they have become 
our daily passengers and guests. 

At Chester, Pa., Where President Willard 
Illustrated the ''Good Neighbor" Idea 

ON April 24 the Baltimore and 
Ohio had the honor of being 
host to Marshall Joffre of 
France, the victor of the first battle 
of the Mame, who has been on a 
world tour. He was going from 
Washington to New York, his car 
being on the rear of No. 8. Official 
car 99, with President Willard a- 
board, was next to it. At Camden 
Station hundreds of employes greeted 
the distinguished Frenchman, and 
his enjoyment of their gift of flowers 
may be seen from the accompanying 

picture. At Mt. Royal Station mem- 
bers of the Baltimore and Ohio Post 
of the American Legion had also ar- 
ranged a reception, a great bunch of 
lilacs being presented to the Marshall 
by Miss Emily Scott, of the Multi- 
graph Department, while the back 
platform on which he stood was 
flanked by beautiful silk French and 
American flags. As a send off he 
was given three old fashioned Yankee 

When Chester, Pa., was reached, 
the regiment of the Chester Military 

Academy was drawn up for review, 
but the long stops that had already 
been made, had so delayed the train 
that it was not deemed advisable to 
hold it up further for this purpose. 
When, however, the earnest request 
of the cadets that the Marshall re- 
view them, was made known to Mr. 
Willard, he, recognizing what a mem- 
orable event it would be in their 
lives, consented to hold the train and 
himself obtained the compliance of 
the Marshall in their request. 

When the trap door on the obser- 
vation platform was opened and the 
Marshall started down the steps, the 
lameness with which he was suffering 
was' quite noticeable. It was then 
that President Willard, in the absence 
oi: a porter, quickly moved across the 
station platform, picked up a step- 
ping box, placed it at the bottom of 
the platform steps and thus assisted 
the Marshall in alighting in comfort. 

The appropriateness of this cour- 
tesy on the part of the chief executive 
of the Railroad to so distinguished 
a guest, is apparent. The appro- 
priateness of the same or a similar 
courtesy to any guest of the Rail- 
road should be equally apparent to 
any officer or employe, when occasion 
demands it. 

When Marshall Joffre stood on a rear car of No. 8 in Camden Station on the morning of April 34, these young ladies almost swamped him with 
flowers. The train bearing him from Washington to Philadelphia on his journey home from Japan, stopped for only a few minutes and went on to 
Mount Royal. A crowd of several hundred persons thronged the platform at Camden Station (o welcome the Marshall. Long before the train bearing him 
came in sight his arrival was heralded by the whistles of all the locomotives in the Baltimore and Ohio yards. As the special car stopped alongside the 
platform the crowd caught sight of the Marshall seated by a window and cheered him. He came out on the platform and remained only long enough to 
smile at a battery of cameras and to accept the flowers. The crowd, although disappointed that the Marshall did not make even a short speech, cheered 
and waved as the train left the station 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, iq22 


At Willard, Ohio, Where a Baltimore 
and Ohio Locomotive Kept the Mu- 
nicipal Power and Water Plant 
Going for Five Days 

EDWARD F. MOLZ, travel- 
ing car agent of our Transpor- 
tation Department, recently 
sent to the Magazine office a clipping 
from the Toledo Daily Blade which 
contained the accompanying picture 
and an interesting little story about 
our Chicago Division's idea of what 
being a good neighbor means. We 
wanted more detail and it was sup- 
plied by M.S. Kopp, assistant super- 
intendent of this division, as follows : 
On April 1 1 , flue sheet of one 
of the boilers, Willard Municipal 
Power and Water Plant, sprung 
a leak . The remaining boiler was 
not sufficient to maintain steam 
to supply the city with light and 
water. The Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad was appealed to for as- 
sistance, and engine 2221 was 
placed at the power plant to 
supply steam to take care of this 

The engine was in service from 
the nth to the 15th, during 
which time repairs were being 
made to the boiler. It consumed 
30 tons of coal and supplied am- 
ple power to maintain standard 
for light and water pressure. 
This enabled the city to feel free 
from any possible danger of fire, 
or loss of light. 

ONE of the finest trains of 
coaches ever operated as a 
special by the Baltimore and 
Ohio, was provided for the women 
delegates to the Pan-American Con- 
ference, held in Baltimore during the 
week of April 22-29, for their excur- 
sion to Washington and return on 
April 28. Thoroughly cleaned in- 
side and out, these coaches were of 
uniform design, looked as if they had 
just come from the builder's shop, 
and made a pretty picture as they 
were being loaded at Mt. Royal 

It had been expected that most of 
the 800 women who left from Mt. 
Royal at the scheduled time of 9.55 
a.m., would carry only briefcases or 
light hand bags wath them. Many, 
however, apparently expected to go 

Toledo Daily Blade 

Mayor Perry I. Immel, Presi- 
dent of the Council C. J. Robin- 
son, and Chairman of the Board 
of Public Affairs W. F. Jtmip 
have expressed their apprecia- 
tion for the prompt action on the 
part of the Baltimore and Ohio 
in coming to their assistance in 
the emergency. 

That the good effect of the Rail- 
road's performing such a service as 
this is not confined to the locality 
affected, is shown by the story which 
got such big circulation in the Toledo 
paper. This is inexpensive advertis- 
ing, to say the least. Usually it is 
the kind that can't be bought at any 
figure — except the price of the neigh- 
borly ser\dce which is more and more 
becoming "the Baltimore and Ohio 

direct to their homes from Wash- 
ington without coming back to Bal- 
timore, and, as a result, had heavy 
suit cases and valises with them 
which swamped the smaU force of 
porters at the station. Sensing this 
situation at about 9.30, when he had 
occasion to go through the already 
crowded station, S. I. O'Neill, store- 
keeper in the Timber Presen-ation 
Department, rounded up about ten 
employes on the second floor of the 
stations (and among them three or 
four women who did valiant service) 
who, for the next half hour had plenty 
of experience as porters for one day, 
but withal a lot of fun helping some 
of the overburdened delegates with 
their luggage. 

Even before these had gotten to 
work, General Superintendent White, 

Superintendent Shriver, Assistant 
Trainmaster McCabe and General 
Car Foreman Keene, who were super- 
\ ising the movement of the train, 
and Ticket Clerk McClintock, with 
several other employes, had been 
"smashing baggage" and helping 
relieve the pressing emergency. 

If some of the delegates were sur- 
prised at having their tips politely 
declined by attractively attired and 
smiling young women baggage por- 
ters, and by railroad officers and men 
employes who were also acting a 
double role, most of them appreciated 
the unusual courtesy in the same, 
degree as did one of the delegates, 
who said: "Well, the Baltimore 
and Ohio was hospitable when it 
brought us here and is continuing 
to be so until the end of the con- 

Why the Sleeping Car 

THERE has been considerable 
adverse criticism levelled a- 
gainst the surcharge — perhaps 
more criticism than any other travel- 
ing expense has brought forth. 

As railroad employes we all under- 
stand that the principle on which the 
surcharge is based is reasonable. The 
traveling public, however, does not. 
If i,ney understood the principle on 
which the surcharge is collected there 
would be less complaint against it. 
Result — end of wrongful criticism. 

Employes can do a lot toward end- 
ing this unjust criticism. Train and 
traffic employes coming into direct 
contact with the traveler are in a 
position to end this unjust criticism. 
How can they perform such a duty ? — 
by making proper and courteous -;^x- 
planation of the surcharge principle. 

Sleeping cars are like box seats at 
a theatre — they provide greater com- 
fort and pleasure while traveling. 
The average capacity of a sleeping 
car is 27 passengers. The average 
capacity of a coach is 80 pass- 
engers. Railroad -rates shoiild be 
based on cost price in at least some 
measure. Statistics show that for 
each coach passenger the average 
dead weight is one ton, while it is 
four tons per sleeping car passen- 

It costs just four times as much to 
haul a sleeping car passenger as it 
does a coach patron. 

The regular charge for a Pullman 
merely takes care of the actual Pull- 
man accommodations, bed, washing 
facilities, porter. The extra expense 
— the surcharge — is paid to the rail- 
road company to meet the additional 
cost of hauling the passenger. That's 
all there is to it. 

At Departure of Special Train, Pan- 
American Delegates, Baltimore 
to Washington 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, igz^ 

With President Harding and Party, 
Washington to Cincinnati and 
Return, April 26-28 

Officers and Employes Congratulated by Vice President Galloway 
for Splendid Handling of Train 

ON April 27, on the occasion of 
the centennial celebration in 
honor of the birth of former 
President Ulysses S. Grant, Presi- 
dent Warren G. Harding unveiled 
the memorial in the town of Pleasant 
Plain, Ohio. President Harding and 
his party used a special train over the 
Baltimore and Ohio for this event, 
leaving Washington on April 26, arriv- 
ing in Cincinnati the next day, leav- 
ing there the same day and arriving 
in Washington on April 28. 

Whenever a president of the United 
States travels over the Baltimore and 
Ohio, a standard set of instructions, 
worked out with great detail and care, 
is put into effect for the operation of 
his train. The Baltimore and Ohio 
holds an enviable place among the 
railroads for the safe operation of its 
trains, and the speed limits which are 
so carefully maintained, are widely 
recognized as being conducive both 

tained to the minute, every detail 
working out as had been planned in 
the original instructions. When Presi- 
dent Harding returned to the station 

A movement of this kind is so im- 
portant and the instructions control- 
ling it so comprehensive, that hun- 
dreds of employes become essential 
factors in seeing that every detail 
receives careful attention. Our Man- 
agement was greatly pleased with the 
interest taken by so many employes 
to see that the movement of President 
Harding's train was a perfect one in 
all respects, and Vice President Gal- 
loway expressed its appreciation in 
the following telegram sent to 

in Cincinnati for his departure on the 
night of April 27, the throng which 
met him was so great that he and his 
party were unable to get to their cars 

Changing engines on President Harding's special at Cumberland 

to safety and to smooth riding. Yet 
the safety of the .president of the 
United States is of such paramount 
importance to the country that the 
railroad having the proud distinction 
of his patronage gladly arranges 
every detail that can possibly con- 
tribute to his comfort, convenience 
and well-being. 

President Harding's "special" con- 
sisted of six cars: a combination car 
which was used by the train crew and 
for baggage ; two twelve-section sleep- 
ers for newspaper men. Secret Service 
men and others; the private car 
"Patriot," occupied by Mr. E. D. 
McLean and party, and the private 
car "Ideal," in which were Mr. and 
Mrs. Harding and their special guests. 
A dining car, with a picked crew, re- 
mained with the train the entire trip. 

Schedule time or better was main- 

in time to allow his train to depart 
on schedule. Even with this delay, 
however, the train reached Washing- 
ton three minutes ahead of the time 
set for its an-ival. 

President Harding's special arriving in Cumberland 

General Managers Begien and 
Scheer : 

I want to congratulate all of 
you on the splendid execution 
of the arrangements for handling 
the special train of President 
Harding from Washington to 
Cincinnati and return and ex- 
press my personal and official 
gratification for the excellent 
manner in which the crews 
handled the train, particularly 
for the regularity in running 
time, the smooth handling by 
engineers and for the clean, 
almost smokeless firing. 

It reflects additional credit 
on employes of the Baltimore 
and Ohio for handling passen- 
■ ger trains the Baltimore and 
Ohio way. 

An especially even run was made 
on the return trip. The train ran 
from Grafton, W. Va., over the 

Engine S227, Engineer W. B. Tayman and Fireman T. F 

Harding's special east 

Campbell, just prior to taking President 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 


mountains and to Washington with 
only one stop, at Cumberland. The 
distance from Grafton to Washington 
is 253 miles. The first leg, Grafton 
to Cumberland, iot miles, was made 
in 3 hours, 1 9 minutes ; and the second 
leg, Cumberland to Washington, 152 
miles, in 3 hours, 38 minutes. 

An opportunity was afforded the 

President and' his j^arty of viewing 
the beautiful scenery as the train 
passed o\'cr the crest of the Allegheny 
mountains, and the smooth riding of 
the train and consequent comfort of 
its distinguished passengers, bore 
eloquent testimony to the splendid 
condition of our track and equipment 
and the skill of our engineers. 

fives of the majority of the largest 
manufacturers and shippers of the 
country, and the work of the club 
in bringing such men in close touch 
with the representatives of the car- 
riers, certainly tends to bring closer 
cooperation and harmony of each 
interest, to the mutual benefit of both. 

Traffic Clubs Are Helping Reduce Claims 

By C. C. Glessner, General Freight Claim Agent 


MANY of the traffic clubs are 
doing good work in edu- 
cating shippers in Claim 
Handling and Claim Prevention, and 
of them the New York Traffic Club 
is a leader. 

In the early part of March last, I 
received through our assistant freight 
trafhc manager at New York, W. F. 
Richardson, an invitation from Mr. 
T. T. Harkrader, president, New 
York Traffic Club, to attend their 
meeting and "Freight Claim Agents' 
Night," held March 28, 1922. 

At 9.45 a. m., over forty freight 
claim agents and freight claim officials 
representing various carriers, met at 
,the New York Athletic Club, and 
made an automobile tour of the 
various industries and terminals 
around New York City and Brooklyn. 

Among the points of interest visited 
was the gigantic plant of the Bush 
Terminal. This covers 250 acres of 
developed properties, housing some 
three hundred manufacturers and 
distributors, and has pier capacity 
for forty two vessels to load or un- 
load at one time. There are numer- 
ous storage warehouses, cold storage 
plant, a United States Post Office 
for mail and parcel post, express and 
railroad office and other railroad 
facilities. The Bush Tenninal Com- 
pany is said to represent a communi- 
ty equal to 50,000 people. 

In the evening we were requested 
to attend the regular monthly meet- 
ing of the Club, Mr. William C. 
Fitch of the Southern Pacific Com- 
pany, having been selected as the 
principal speaker of the evening. 
Mr. Fitch made an excellent address, 
couched in such clear and concise 
terms that he left nothing to be mis- 
understood or inferred. The key- 
note of his speech was "Cooperation 
of Shippers with Carriers," and it is 
easy to understand what a far reach- 
ing effect this speecli will have. ,The 
views he expressed on Claims, Claim 
Prevention and Causes from which 
Loss and Damage Claims arise, are 
those generally taken by carriers. 
His answers to the twelve questions 
contained in the Questionnaire of the 
Traffiic Club previously submitted 

to him, were apt and enlightening 
to those present. 

The membership of the. New York 
Traffic Club consists - of reprcscnta- 

New Equipment 

^WO new dining cars have been 
added to the present equip- 
ment operated by the Balti- 
more and Ohio between New York 
and Pittsburgh in both directions, 
on Trains 5 and 6, the premier 
through trains of the road. 

Why Work Overtime? 

Mt. Royal Station, Baltimore, Md., 

April 21, 1922. 

Dear Everybody: 

A trainman with whom I am well acquainted has a habit of wearing a face 
full of frowns. No matter whether the day be stormy or clear, whether he is 
feeling fine or otherwise, he seems to go to work with a frown and keep it on 
all day long. His expression would make a person think of how pleasant(?) it 
must be to get up with a grouch and to keep it on all day. So when, yesterday, 
one of our girls sent me a little clipping which is guaranteed to put a new wrinkle 
into your brain and to take fifty-two wrinkles out of your face, I decided to try 
it upon my friend, the trainman. And this i..oming when I saw him come into 
the baggage room at Mt. Royal Station I knew that this was the time. 

He came in as usual, with a frown on his forehead and a dozen or so wrinkles 
on each side of his jaw, and an expression in his eyes that made me feel as though 
he would like to bite my ears off. I thought of Emmy's little clipping and 
gathered up my courage. 

"Good morning, Mr. Blank," I said politely, "I've a message for you." 

"Good morning, Miss Magazine," he said, still frowning, "A message, 
you say?" 

"Yes, but first of all, tell me what you are frowning about." 
"Oh, I don't know, nothing in particular, I guess." 

"Then here's the message: Emmy says that it takes sixty-five muscles of 
the face to make a frown and only thirteen to make a smile. Why work over- 

He looked at me quizzically for a minute. Then he began to smile. In 
a few seconds his mouth was open in a wide "Ha! Ha!," and I knew the medi- 
cine had taken effect. 

"Well, Miss Magazine, I reckon you're right about that. My wife just 
said to me this morning, 'Why, Ed, are you going on a train ettid take up the 
tickets with that scowl on your face?' 

"I tell you," he continued, "it's only a habit. Ob, yes, and my glasses 
need changing too; it's a little difficult for me to read, and maybe that's got 
something to do with it. But I'll try to think about that. How many muscles 
did you say it takes?" I told him. 

"So long!" he called, "here's my train. I'm going to tell that tale to the 
first crusty brakeman I can find." And when he had gone I wondered if the 
commuters on his train would notice the difference that day. 

Do you frown imconsciously? So do I. Let's get our glasses changed 
and memorize the little prescription: It takes sixty-five muscles of the face to 
make a frown and only thirteen to make a smile. Why work overtime? 

Yours Sincerely, 

Associate Editor 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

Teamwork Wins on the Railroad as It 
Does on the Baseball Field 

When the Manager orders a hunt, don't try to smash the ball 

on the nose! 

By a Division Superintendent 

THE resemblance between a 
division of railroad, efficiently 
operated, and a baseball team 
well and successfully handled, is 
remarkable. It is the punch that 
counts; the ability to get a hit at 
the time most needed. No baseball 
team was ever successful, regardless 
of how many stars made it up, unless 
their work was coordinated into a 
smooth, easy-working machine that 
functioned properly and smoothly. 
This is equally true on a railroad and 
the work of the successful baseball 
manager and the successful super- 
intendent are almost identical. 

A baseball team, or a division of 
railroad, may win one game by sharp 
practices or crooked methods, but at 
the end of the season the well organ- 
ized and well balanced team or divi- 
sion will stand many "points ahead of 
the team made up of stars who are 
not working together and who stoop 
to sharp practices. 

Many years ago, at a deciding 
game between two rival teams in the 
cities of St. Patd and Minneapolis, 
at which the pennant of the Western 
League was at stake, and the score 
in the ninth inning was 3 to 3, St. 
Paul had a man on second and a man 
on first. The St. Paul batter ham- 
mered out a Texas leaguer and the 
little player on second started home 
and got there. The umpire declared 
him safe, and the Minneapolis players 
started a riot, claiming that he had 
not touched third base in coming 
home. During the discussion it be- 
came apparent that the umpire had 
not seen the play and was at a loss 
to make a decision. The matter was 
put squarely up to the runner, and 
despite the fact that it meant the 
loss of the game and the pennant to 
his team, he came out and stated that 
he had failed to touch third base. 
That man is now the manager of one 
of the biggest major league teams in 
the United States. 

The man who is crooked in his 
sports is bound to develop into a 
crook in his business. Conversely, 
the man who is clean and upright in 
his sports will be the same in his 

The writer has heard the president 
of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 
say many things in the last ten years, 
but of all of them the one that made 
the greatest impression is the remark 

made at Deer Park some years ago, 
when, in outlining the policy of the 
Company, he stated that it would be 
the policy of the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad to be a good neighbor in 
the communities which it served. 
The writer has used this in numerous 
talks that he has made before various 
civic bodies, not as the utterance of 
our president but as if it was his own, 
and in each instance it was easy to 
see that it made a deep impression 
on the audience. ' ' A good neighbor ' ' 
means a lot. It carries with it the 
idea of a clean man who is fair in his 
dealings. The community regrets 
when he leaves — it hates to lose a 
good neighbor. 

Every Player Should Know Purpose 
and Policy 

The great thing in managing a 
baseball team or a railroad is to let 
the players in either game know what 
you are trying to do and what the 
general policy is to accomplish this 
end. I have worked on several of the 
large trunk lines of this country, and 
I believe that the Baltimore and 

Ohio Company is so organized hy its 
general officers that the least import- 
ant player in the ranks can easily 
find out what the objective is and 
what the policy is to accomplish the 

.In days gone by, when the writer 
was actively engaged in playing base- 
ball, if he had any good points as a 
ball player it was his ability to hit, 
or, in baseball lingo, to "poke her on 
the nose." In one of the critical 
games of the university which I at- 
tended, despite the fact that I had a 
batting average close to 400, I was 
called upon to bunt by the manager 
of the team. It was exactly what I 
did not want to do, but having been 
disciplined to obey without question, 
I carried out his instructions and 
bunted the ball. The result was that 
we defeated our opponents, the first 
time, by the way, in seven years. 

The lesson to be drawn from all of 
this is, first — Whether you are play- 
ing baseball or railroading, conduct 
your business on the high grade that 
will give you the respect of the people 
that you come in contact with. 
Second and most important — Learn 
to bunt when directed to do so by 
your manager, regardless of your 
desire to make a home run. On this 
basis only can we function properly 
and secure the results that the mana- 
ger of our big Baltimore and Ohio 
baseball team desires. 

Senior Vice-President George M. Shriver 
Elected a Member of the Board of 
Directors of the Baltimore and 
Ohio on April 26 


senior vice-president, was 
elected a member of the Board 
of Directors of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad Company at a meeting 
in New York on April 26, to take the 
place made vacant by the death of 
H. L. Bond, Jr. Mr. Shriver has 
been identified with the Company 
for 36 years, nearly all of which he 
has spent in the executive depart- 
ment during the regimes of Presidents 
Mayer, Cowen, Loree, Murray and the 
present chief executive, Mr. Willard. 

Mr. Shriver was bom in Hights- 
town, N. J., in 1868, the son of the 
late Samuel S. Shriver, a Presbyter- 
ian minister, and Caroline McCluskey 
Shriver. He started with the Bal- 
timore and Ohio in 1886 as a clerk 
in the Accounting Department, short- 
ly thereafter going with the United 
States Express Company, but in 1888 
becoming private secretary to Charles 

F. Mayer, who was then president 
of the Consolidation Coal Company. 
In the fall of that year, when Mr. 
Mayer was elected president of the 
Baltimore and Ohio, Mr. Shriver 
continued with him as private sec- 
retary. In 1896 John K. Cowen be- 
came president of the Company and 
Mr. Shriver remained as his secretary, 
likewise serving with the next presi- 
dent, L. F. Loree. In 1 90 1, Mr. Loree 
promoted Mr. Shriver to assistant to 
president and in that capacity he 
continued during the remainder of 
Mr. Loree's tenure a.nd throughout 
the presidency of the late Oscar G. 
Murray from 1904 to 19 10. 

In 191 1, just one year after 
Mr. Willard became president, Mr. 
Shriver was elected second vice-pres- 
ident of the Company and placed in 
charge of the financial and account- 
ing departments. In 1916 the Board 
of Directors abandoned the numerical 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1922 


designations of the vice-presidents, 
there being four at that time, and 
on March 1, 1920 Mr. Shriver was 
elected senior vice-president, which 
office he still holds. 

During the administration of John 
K. Cowen from the early 90 's, Mr. 
Shriver was in constant touch with 
the reorganization of the property, 
and since, particularly during Mr. 
Willard's administration, has looked 
after the great financial problems 
that have made possible the vast 
improvements necessary for the de- 
velopment and maintenance of the 
Baltimore and Ohio, now one of the 

important trunk line systems of the 
country. During Federal control, 
when- the railroads were taken over 
by the Government as a war measure, 
Mr. Shriver was the corporation's 
only vice-president, the others hav- 
ing become Federal officers. ' 

At important rate hearings in the 
past decade before the Interstate 
Commerce Commission, Mr. Shriver 
has represented not only the Balti- 
more and Ohio Company, but the 
railroads generally, in their efforts to 
demonstrate the necessity for in- 
creased rates. Last winter when the 
railroad rate inquiry under the Trans- 

portration Act was in progress, Mr. 
Shriver was general chairman of the 
Accounting Committees, appearing 
before the Commission for the Class 
I Railroads of the country as a whole 
and for the carriers in the Eastern 
District particularly. Mr. Shriver 
has also appeared before the Senate 
and House Committees on several 
occasions during investigations of the 
railroad situation, particiilarly when 
the question of the return of the car- 
riers to their owners was under con- 
sideration, the investigation which 
resulted in the Transportation Act 
of 1920. 

Some of the Officers of the New Akron Division 

Cut kindly loaned by the Akron Press 

Readiag frem left to right, top to bottom: Donald F. Stevens, superintendent; C. P. Angell trainmaster; J. L. Shriver, road foreman of 
engines; C. F. Farmer division freight agent; E. J. Correll, division engineer; J. A. Tschuor, master mechanic; M. E. Tuttle, division 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

Increased Forces Now Employed on Railroad 
as Result of Better Business 

''Bring more furloughed men hack to their jobs by getting more business,'' is slogan which the 

Management has already put into practical effect 

THE series of "appreciation" 
meetings conducted with many 
of our chapters of Veterans by 
H. O. Hartzell, manager Commercial 
Development, and G. W. Stunner, 
grand president of the Veterans, dur- 
ing March and April, was closed with 
a meeting at Philadelphia on April 19. 
It had been the wish of President 
Willard that he might express in per- 
son his appreciation to the Veterans 
and other employes, who made such 
a splendid showing during our busi- 
ness getting campaign, but his other 
engagements made this impossible. 
He was deeply gratified at the re- 
sponse made to his request that our 
employes solicit business, ex-officio, 
for the Road. But he was more 
deeply gratified because this show- 
ing was a notable indication of 
the loyalty of Baltimore and Ohio 

Mr. Hartzell, bearing the message 
of appreciation from Mr. Willard, 
reported many interesting things 
which occvirred on his trip. On 
several occasions, for instance, upon 
hearing the message delivered by 
Mr. Hartzell, the Veterans moved a 
rising vote of thanks to be taken back 
to the president in Baltimore. All 
along the line it was made most ap- 

parent that the tabulation of results 
accruing from the soliciting campaign, 
as given in the Magazine, did not 
represent nearly all of the business 
secured. It is a safe guess, indeed, 
to say that instead of the nearly 
2500 cars of freight reported on the 
postcards, there were at least five 
thousand cars brought to our rails 
by the interest and work of the Vet- 
erans and other employes. Time 
and again an officer would tell Mr. 
Hartzell of a movement of consider- 
able size secured by our men outside 
of the Traffic Department, but never 
formally reported. 

Mr. HartzeU made it clear at the 
meetings that the Company has done 
its part in bringing back to work as 
many men as our increased business 
would permit, a larger proportion of 
them, he believed, that that returned 
to work by any other railroad. And 
it will be remembered that while he 
was on the road, in addition to the 
large nimiber of train service em- 
ployes called back to work to handle 
our increased business, our shops at 
most points on the System were being 
operated at capacity. Unfortunately, 
the situation in the coal business 
since that time has again made it 
necessary to reduce forces at certain 

points. But notwithstanding this the 
Baltimore and Ohio is still keeping 
comparatively large numbers of men 
at repair work. 

Increased business is still badly 
needed on the Baltimore and Ohio, 
particularly because coal normally 
bulks so large in our car loadings and 
because our business in this com- 
modity has been so reduced by the 
coal strike. But much as we need 
business from the standpoint of in- 
creasing our revenues, we are es- 
pecially anxious to increase our dail}- 
carloads to the extent that more and 
more men can be put back at regular 
work. The underlying factors which 
provide smooth and efficient trans- 
portation on the Baltimore and Ohio, 
track, structures and equipment, are 
in good shape today and we could 
handle a much larger volume of busi- 
ness than we now are. But indica- 
tions that business in general is im- 
proving, point to the necessity of 
complete preparation on the part of 
the railroads to handle an -increasing 
volume of traffic. Our volunteer so- 
licitors can, therefore, bring many of 
our employes now furloughed back 
to their jobs by continuing to get 
their friends and acquaintances to 
ship and ride via the Baltimore and 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 


Ohio. For the larger our revenues, 
the more money will be available to 
put men back at work. 

Interesting as it has been to see in 
the Magazine reports of business 
secured by individual employes, it 
has been decided to discontinue the 
reports of individual solicitation for 
the time being. Many of the em- 
ployes have been adverse to sending 
in the report postcards because of 
undue modesty. Others have said 
that the shippers whom they ap- 
proached were willing to give us the 
business asked for but did not wish 
to put themselves on record in writ- 
ing to that effect. Finally, Mr. Hart- 
zell found that so much business was 
secured during the soliciting cam- 
paign, but had not been reported, 
that it made it appear that the 
Magazine lists were not fairly repre- 
sentative of the work done by em- 
ployes in all branches of the service 
and all over the System. 

Almost every month sees more rail- 
roads striving to get their employes 
interested in the individual soliciting 
idea started by President Willard on 
the Baltimore and Ohio. Several of 
these roads have written to our 
Management and asked how we did 
it. It is no secret among Baltimore 
and Ohio folks that our Veterans 
have been the backbone of the move- 
ment and it is confidently hoped that 
they will continue to lead the way and 
even improve upon the good results 
already achieved. 

It should also be remembered that 
business secured can only be held 
where good service is provided. This 
gives many employes,' who for one 
reason or another cannot do as much 
as many of our Veterans have done 
in the actual solicitation of business, 
a chance to do their bit. 

Read the interesting business get- 
ting article which follows — it is cer- 
tainlv an unusual one. 

Being Called a ''Street Hound" by One's 
Sister Isn't so Bad When it 
Means New Business 

"As much as I hate to do it, I will 
give this information to you if it will 
do you any good. However, when any 
of the railroad street hounds come in 
this office, they surely do get a cold 
reception, especially when I am busy. 
And, believe me, 'every little old jerk 
water road in the east has a street 
hound out here during the shipping 
season. I did not know if consignees 
out of Columbus would be of benefit to 
you or not. 

Grace. " 

THE quoted italics above con- 
tain the last paragraph of a 
letter sent by Miss Grace 
Smith, traffic manager of the Vege- 
table Exchange of California, to her 
brother, Yardmaster L. E. Smith, of 
Columbus, Ohio. Pretty hard words 
for a sister to write to her brother, 
don't you think? But they take on 
an entirely new complexion to us 
Baltimore and Ohio folks when we 
read what preceded them in the 
letter. Here it is : 

Out of Antioch, November 13, 
SFRD 15148, celery, consigned to 
Stevens Brothers, Baltimore, Santa 
Pe, Baltimore and Ohio. 

Out of Walnut Grove, November 
17, PFE 648, celery, consigned to 
Bender Streibig Co., Cincinnati, SP 
E. P. S. W., C. R. I. & P., Balti- 
more and Ohio. 

Out of Antioch, November 15, 
S. F. R. D. 12768, celery, consigned 
to J. J. Castellini, Cincinnati, Santa 
Fe, Wab., Baltimore and Ohio. 

Out of Antioch, November 14. 
SFRD 12082, celery, consigned to 
Louis Meyer, Cincinnati, Santa Fe, 
Wab., Baltimore and Ohio. 

Out of Antioch, November 16, 
SFRD 8592, celery, consigned to 
Louis Meyer, Cincinnati, Santa Fe, 
Wab., Baltimore and Ohio. 

All of which means that Yard- 
master Smith (who is described in a 
letter from M. H. Broughton, train 
master and chief dispatcher of our 
line between Columbus and Newark, 
as a "quiet and unassimiing fellow, 
who has, however, succeeded in get- 

ting much business and making good 
friends for cur Comimny") has a sis- 
ter. Miss Grace Smith, the traflic man- 
ager of the Vegetable Exchange of 
California. And "Brother "Smith, 
becoming imbued with the business- 
getting spirit of Baltimore and Ohio 
folks, wrote "Sister" Smith and 
asked her to favor us in routing via 
our line the many carloads of fine 
vegetables that her company- ships 
across the continent to the fastidious 
markets of the east. The result is 
a stack of postcards which have been 
sent to the Magazine office by vSuper- 
intendent Kruse and Mr. Broughton, 
on each one of which is the good news 
that Miss Grace has remembered her 
brother's request and forwarded 
another car or two or three for partial 
routing, and usually delivery via 
Baltimore and Ohio. 

The first letter on this case left the 
office of Mr. Broughton on Decem- 
ber 4. In the next month or so post 
cards reached the Magazine office 
in such numbers that we now have 
quite a respectable pile of them. 
And the last letter that Mr. Brough- 
ton sent us on March 22, was con- 
cluded, "It is gratifying to know 
that the carloads of vegetables sent 
by Miss Smith, at her brother's re- 
quest over the Baltimore and Ohio, 
continue to move over our line." 

Now, Miss Smith, when you get 
tired of poking fun at your brother 
for playing the role of "street hound " 
ex-officio, you can start calling any 
ntunber of appreciative Baltimore 
and Ohio folks in the east any names 
you wish, just so long as 3'ou con- 
tinue to be the really splendid sister 
and business woman you must be, 
and place on your routing ordew the 
magical "Baltimore and Ohio" that 
means so much to us. Here's to you I 

L. £. Smith, general aighc yardmaster, Columbus, Ohio, and bis sister, Miss Grace Smith 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

"This Ice Cream Was Never Made with Cream 
—It Was Made with Brains," Said Lady 
Astor, at Lunch on the Baltimore 

and Ohio 

On April 22 Miss Stevens, associate editor of the Magazine, 
was in Philadelphia on business. It was pure good fortune that she 
had the opportunity to meet Lady Astor at lunch on our train No. i, 
returning to Baltimore. On the day following she wrote her father 
of her experience and in no better way could we tell the little part that 
the Baltimore and Ohio has played in the wonderful greeting and 
hospitality that Americans have shown this distinguished Anglo- 
American woman, than by reprinting Miss- Stevens' letter verbatim. 

The Baltimore and Ohio can, by the way, claim a sort of kinship 
with Lady Astor, for her father. Colonel Langhorne of Virginia, and 
known among railroad men as "Chilly" Langhorne, was a contractor 
who had charge of the building of quite a considerable part of our 
right of way. Famous in her 'teens as one of three beautiful sisters, 
Nancy Langhorne is now the titled mother of six children, the first 
woman who was ever elected to the oldest representative political 
body in the world, the British House of Commons, and since her 
recent arrival in this country has delighted thousands of Americans 
not less with her rare good sense and vuit than with her beauty and 
charm of manner. 

Miss Stevens' letter to her father follows: 

Mt. Royal Station, 
Sunday Afternoon, 
April 23, 1922. 

Mon chere Pere: 

You know I use that title only 
when I want to tell you some 'special- 
ly good news. I can hardly wait to 
tell you this. Oh, if you only knew 
how excited I am after the adventures 
of yesterday ! I can almost hear you 
laughing and saying that you bet that 
I had a visit from Lady Astor. Well, 
old guesser, you may bet your last 
collar button that you're not far off 
the track. 

On my way home from Philadel- 
phia yesterday I purchased a reser- 
vation for the chair car, and the big 
surprise came when I found myself 
right in the midst of the Astor party. 
You may know that I pinched myself 
because of the good luck that I had 
to fall into a thing that I probably 
could not have hit upon had I tried 
my best to arrange for it. "Here's 
luck," said I to myself, "and a chance 
to get something for the Magazine, 
so go to it." I went. 

No, I did not interview her. There 
were enough reporters on hand al- 
ready, and I knew that what she was 
saying was only what she had already 
given out to the reporters in New 
York. Moreover, I thought that 
since she had shown her excellent 
judgment in riding on the Baltimore 
and Ohio, we ought not to bother 
her any more than we could help. 
However, I felt in my bones that 
there was something more than the 

ordinary coming to me, so I just sank 
down into the big chair and waited, 
with one eye out of the window, and 
the other everywhere. I tried to fig- 
ure out which one of the women in 
the car was Lady Astor. No one of 
them looked particularly like the 
pictures that I had seen of her, but 
I had just decided on a very good 
looking woman with light hair, when 
I heard a voice saying, 

"Oh, dear Lord Astor, won't you 
please let me get a peep at Lady 
Astor — just a tiny peep?" 

Then I looked up just in time to 
see a tall man in a gray suit and cap, 
with a mustache and brown eyes, 
laughing at the little lady who was 
a reporter for one of the Baltimore 

"No," said my lord, as he kept his 
hand on the knob of the door which 
led to the compartment, "for you see, 
if I should let you get your head in- 
side I should not be able to close the 
door without breaking your laeck — - 
and that would certainly be a catas- 

Then I knew that I had not yet 
seen Lady Astor. Pretty soon her 
secretary arose from her chair and 
started for the compartment, fol- 
lowed by an army of reporters. 

"Don't follow me," she was beg- 
ging them, "Don't, I say I don't 
want you to follow me!" and she 
stamped her foot to emphasize her 
displeasure. But on they came, like 
the valiant Six Hundred, and it was 
only after she had ducked behind Lord 

Astor and a tall man from Massa- 
chusetts that she managed to get 
into Lady Astor's compartment. 

The excitement died down, and I 
buried myself in my newspaper, be- 
coming so engrossed in it that I did 
not even notice the people who were 
passing by on their way to the diner. 
It was perhaps ten minutes later when 
I began to feel the pangs of hunger 
"stirring my innards," as old "Bill" 
Foote used to say, and I remembered 
that the Baltimore and Ohio carried 
on its trains such appendages as din- 
ing cars — "business getters" I call 
them. You'd say that, too, if you 
came up this way very often. Any- 
way I walked back there, only to find 
the diner filled. I pulled my belt a 
little tighter and started back, when 
the steward called me. 

"Here's a seat, Miss," he said, and 
escorted me to the other end of the 
diner, where I sat with three others 
— a lady and gentleman on the side 
opposite me, and an elderly lady on 
my right. From their English accent 
I knew them to be; members of the 
Astor party, and I casually raised my 
eyes to meet the laughing eyes of a 
woman who held one of our famous 
com muffins in her hand. 

"Nancy," said the one who sat at 
my right, (but she pronounced it 
Noncy) "do you call those cakes or 
biscuits?" The merry-eyed woman 
laughed, and in a mellow voice found 
only in the South, replied, 

"Well, I suppose they call them 
cawn (com) pones — but oh, they are . 
such polite little cawn pones. They 
ought to see the cawn pones, the real 
ones, that we have in Virginia — made 
of real yellow cawn meal. But I 
rather like these little polite ones, 
don't you?" 

Mon Pere, I laid down my fork, 
and in tme Baltimore and Ohio form, 

Of all things. The man was Lord 
Astor, and the lady of the "cawn 
pones" was none other than the 
famous Nancy Langhorne, Southern 
beauty, now Lady Astor, Member of 
Parliament! Such luck, and to me 
who only expected to catch a glimpse 
of "my lady passin' by," and she 
sitting opposite me with only a tiny 
dining car table between us! I've 
been trying to figure it all out ever 

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since I got back. Uncle Joe says it 
was because the Lord was with me 
— I guess he means Lord Astor. 

We were getting into Newark, 
Delaware. "Oh, see the boys play- 
ing at cricket!" said the lady at my 
right, who was a member of the party. 

"No," replied his lordship; then 
turning to me he asked, "That's 
baseball, isn't it?" 

"The great American game," I 
told him. And then they wanted to 
know more about Delaware Univer- 
sity, baseball, the town of Newark, 
the ebn trees, and several other things 
which I was so glad that I was able 
to tell them. 

"Yes, yes," said Lady Astor, "I 
remember Delaware College as it 
used to be, but oh, I love Hopkins. " 
And as she gazed out of the window, 
I could fancy that she was thinking 
of the pranks that she used to play 
at school. 

"What small houses!" quoth his 
lordship. "They look as though one 
might pick them up and carry them 
down the street." 

"They did that once," I told him. 
" I saw some inhabitants of the town 
set a house on rollers and roll it down 

College Avenue and through the main 
street of Newark." He laughed 
heartily as he swallowed the last 
crumb of his planked shad. At this 
moment our woman passenger repre- 
sentative, MissGessner, came forward 
and gave me the proper introduction 
to the three. 

' ' An editor !" exclaimed Lady Astor 
"An editor, did you say? Heavens, 
and you'll have me in your paper, 
won't you? I had no idea I was 
talking to an editor. Why you're 
the worst people! We don't mind 
reporters, they usually get things 
straight, but deliver me from you 
editors. You're the ones who always 
twist things up and change what the 
poor reporters have written. You're 
the ones who let us down! What 
have I said that you shouldn't hear?" 
Then seeing the expression on my 
face, she continued, "Oh, I have no 
doubt but that you'll get it straight, 
but I'm afraid only that you'll 
tell too much. Only one time that 
I remember, an editor got something 
straight, but even then he didn't 
tell it all. He told a yam about me, 
picturing me as a brilliant, dashing 
young woman, riding a fiery steed 

named Badger, a horse that nobody 
, else would dare to ride. Ha ! Ha ! 
If he only could have seen that horse ! 
Why, the only reason that nobody 
else would ride him was that his knees 
were so old and wobbly that they 
looked like this." Here she spread 
out her hands to represent a circle 
of the size of a dinner plate. 

Lord Astor had left the table for 
a moment. The waiter came in with 
the ice cream. 

"Didn't de gentleman want no 
ice cream?" he asked anxiously. 

"You bet he wants it," declared 
my lady, "Why he'd kill you if you 
cheated him out of it, the way that 
man loves ice cream. This looks 
delicious, too." When her husband 
returned, the waiter came with the 
cream and coffee. 

"Ah," said his lordship, beaming 
down upon the ice cream in a manner 
that reminded me of some nice, big, 
house cat getting his back scratched, 
"isn't this great?" 

"Ice cream!" exclaimed Lady 
Astor, after the first spoonful, "Such 
ice cream! Oh, but you will love 
this! Why it is positively the best 
ice cream I have ever tasted. Why, 

Left to right: Mrs. Srdney M. Cone, secretary of the Pan-American Conference of Women; Lady Astor; Mrs. John J. Garrett, her host in Baltimore; Miss Mabel 
Gessner, passenger representative; Lord Astor. Lady Astor graciously said that the pictures of her talcen bv George B. Luckey, official photographer of the Baltimore 
and Ohio, and of which this is one, are the best that she has had made since her arrival in America. She ordered a dozen of them 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

this was never made with cream, it 
was made with brains. How did 
they ever make it?" 

"Nancy," said Mrs. Littleton, the 
lady on my right, "you should 
have gone down to the East Side 
of New York with me yesterday. 
It was certainly interesting — and 
pathetic, too, to think of all of those 
thousands of little foreigners, having 
come here from Europe — all learning 
to be Americans." 

"Yes, I am sorry that I did not," 
returned Lady Astor. "Oh, but you 
must tell this editor about your lit- 
tle Italian boy, It will make a good 

"A friend went with me to East 
Side, New York," said Mrs. Little- 
ton. "We came across a bright look- 
ing youngster, an Italian boy, and 
stopped to talk with him. His father 
came up. 

"'I suppose 3^ou're proud of this 
boy!' said my friend, 'he's a bright 
boy. What is his name? Antonio?' 

"'Oh, no, no,' replied the father, 
'heem a good 'Merican, heem name 

Lady Astor laughed. "That's as 
bad as the old colored woman down 
in Virginia who named her boy 
'Chesapeake and Ohio.' after the 
Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad." 

"By the way," asked her com- 
panion, "do you remember Miss 

"Yes, whatever became of her?" 

"Why, she is down in the South. 
She's doing some literary work and 
she wanted to study the southern 

"Study them!" exclaimed Lady 
Astor, "study them, did you say? 
My dear child, she ought to < know 
that you can't study those people. 
Why you've got to grow up with 

Here the waiter came with the 
finger bowls and the mints. 

"Oh, what is this?" she asked, 
fairly pouncing upon the little pack- 
age of mints. 

"That," explained Lord Astor, 
"is a little gift from the Baltimore 
and Ohio. Read on the outside of 
the package." 3ut Lady Astor 
already had one in her mouth. 

"How lovely!" she exclaimed, "I'm 
going to eat only one and I'U take 
the rest along with me. Oh, I do 
love a gift, I don't care if it is only 
a package of mints." 

* * * * 

Now, Mon Pere, if you can beat 
that, go ahead. If you haven't 
grown tired of reading this, let me 
know, and the very next time that 
I dine with English nobility I'll send 
the letter C.O.D., for I am quite sure 

that I can never send this one for two 
cents. By the way, if you haven't 
been cured of that grouch of yours 
about women not being able to take 
a hand in the affairs of the Govern- 
ment, you ought to take a run up 
here and see what the National 
League of Women Voters is doing 
in Baltimore this week. One more 
week like this, and you may see your 
daughter making stump speeches 
down in Anne Arundel. Never mind, 

Old Hoss, maybe the next president 
wiU be a democrat and eggs will be 
selling at ten cents per dozen. 

I'm off to Connellsville, Pa., to- 
night. I've a lot more to tell you, 
but must stop and go to work now. 

I hope that your rheumatism is 
better and that you are all feeling 
fine and fit. 

With much love to all, I am 

Your Militant Margaret 

A Beautiful Hymn of Patriotism 

We print below as being appropriate to the celebration of Memorial Day and In- 
dependence Day, now near us, this new patriotic hymn. The words are by Charlee 
H. Minnich, correspondent ol the Magazine at East Side, Philadelphia, and the composer 
is Raymond Maxson, well known organist of Philadelphia. The hymn is beautifully 
harmonized and can be used to advantage at meetings of our employes, and particularly 
at patriotic and memorial services. A limited number of copies is available and may 
be had without charge upon application to the Editor of the Magazine. 

Our Glorious Country. 

Words by Chas. H. Minnich. 

Music by Raymond Maxsov. 

1. We ev - er hail thee, land of free-dom, no- ble, great, and grand thou art, 

2. We gaze up -on this land of splendor, rich in luiner-als, coal, and ore, 

3. But not the least of this land's virtues, is God's truth which does prevail, 

-I — I — I — 


^ N I 

And we should be trait-ors ev - er, should we fail to do our part, 
A-mer-i-ca to - day is ranch greater than it ev - er was be - fore, 
Ev - en Hi the aor - est tri - als His firm hand shall uev - er fail, 




In the atrng-gle to ad- vanoe thee first a- niong the na - tions all. 
Look at for-eign pow- er's progress; none with ours can now com pare. 
Thus we should be trn - ly hap-py, hail-ing this "Our Glorious Home," 
N 1^ 

I ' ^1 
But we ney - er will forsake thee, though " toarnis " should be ourcall. 
Na - tive brains have made in-ven-tions that out-riv - al all found there. 
Where is found a bet - ter coun-try than the one we call our own? 

r^- i-^ — 1 ■-S-r^S-r'W'-f 

H 1 1 1 

M (- (- ■ 


Copyright, 1913, by Raymond Max.son & Chas. H. Minnich. 
J^OTE. — In second verse use small notes. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 


Cumberland and Baltimore Division 
Engineers and Firemen Making 
Good Fuel Records 

By L. Cramblitt, 
Road Foreman of Engines, Cumberland Division 

ON April 4, eastbound trip, 
Cumberland to Philadelphia, 
No. 14, engine 5227, with 
Engineer J. R. French and Fireman 
H. A. Giffin (Cumberland to Wash- 
ington), and Engineer A. W. Ecker 
and Fireman H. E. Burgee (Wash- 
ington to Philadelphia), in charge, 
made a splendid fuel record. No 
record was kept of the number of 
shovels of coal required to keep fire 
alive from the tim.e the engine left 
shop until the train left the station. 
On the road the following perform- 
ance was made: 

The capacity of the tank is i6 tons. 
On arrival at Philadelphia, the engi- 
neer, fireman and Master Mechanic 
Hines estimated there were five tons 
of coal on the tank. 

On April 5, westbound trip, Phila- 
delphia to Cumberland on No. 13, 
engine 5227, with Engineer A. 

Shop to station 53 

Philadelphia to Baltimore. ... 18 cars; 405 

Baltimore to Washington 19 " 190 

Washington to Cumberland ... 14 '* 880 

Philadelphia to Cumberland 1528 

Cumberland to Washington. .21 cars, 692 shovels coal, 3.2 pounds per car mile 

Washington to Philadelphia . . 19 " 606 


Cumberland to Philadelphia 1298 

No. 3 shovel, 15 lbs. per shovel. 


< \7 OOO.OOO 

■ 1921. 

One (irojsTon hduled OneMfle mdkos OnG(jro35[onMile(5TM) 

A Trdin o\ 2000 (jro5S Tons hdulcd lOOmi'los mdk« 200,000 > 
(jTM. If it tdk(?5 20 tons or 40.000 lbs of CodI, the 
fuel per[ormrinO(? i5 200 lbs cod I per moClT.tA. 
\\ 15 fewer scoops (200 lb |gs5 codljwcre used \o tmHq 
200,000 (iIM.,orci hm of 59.800 /b.cocil. the fud 
performdncG wou/d 5g_/99 lbs codI per lOOO G-^'^/"^. 
dndverdqe fuel 5dvin(j/o^ihisdmunt(]lb p?r lOOO din] 
on the business ofd Jyo^r like 1921, would medn d 5d//nq 
oi^46.50o I0 our^ompdny. Th/s is G^udl 1ofhe intercsf 
on ^7^5.000 dW 6 ^cr cent 

If v/G hdd im sdvi'nq (vecodld buy Aoo new frpi(/M Cdrs 
or employ 2(^/Xmo\'Q skilled meohdnics fordywr. 

<s^m1cd Ihdtwith the help of IMibOOX 
..WB00r5 job, th(? fuel Sdvinq in frciqbf 
■icryicc forlheyPdr 1922 will be Stimes 
1 lb per 1.000 (s.T.K UTS (70/ 

P.S. HqxI Horfld 'thecodlbiddndf/ie PdSicpfrCdrNilc." 
Bdl1imor<» AOhio Railroad Com9^\^y 

McGarr and Fireman C. F. Schlutter 
(Philadelphia to Washington), and 
Engineer J. R. French and Fireman 
H. A. Giffin (Washington to Cumber- 
land), in charge, another good record 
was made, as shown in table below. 
Fifty three shovels of coal were con- 
sumed from the time the crew took 
charge of the engine at the shop un- 
til the train left the station, to keep 
fire alive. 

The cause for using such a large 
number of shovels of coal on west- 
bound trip, was due to one row of 
arch brick falling in on right side, on 
the Washington Branch, which 
caused fire to clinker on that side. 

shovels coal; 

" " 3.5 lbs. per car mile 

11 <( . 11 II II II 


" " No. 3 shovel: 15 lbs. per shovel 

It was necessary to break clinkers and 
pull them, with the arch-brick, to the 
back part of fire-box. This caused 
engine to burn more coal. Fireman 
Giffin did not use a full shovel of 
coal, which also contributed to the 
greater number of shovels west of 
Washington. On arrival at Ciunber- 
land it was estimated that there were 
five tons of coal on the tank. No 
coal was taken on the trip 

Samuel H. Jewett Promoted to 
Division Accountant, 
Akron Divii>ion 

the Baltimore and Ohio service 
on June 15, 1902, as a clerk, and 
was advanced successively to the 
positions of timekeeper, assistant 
shop clerk, shop clerk and divisi'jn 

The new division accounting office 
which he will head ranks in size 
and importance with those of first 

DiviBion Accountant S. H. Jewett 


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OFFice of CbieF Engineer, Maint-enance 
BolHmore, Md 

Dec 15 1921 h a Gruefe 

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Reclaiming Rail at Martinsburg Shop 

A Compact, Efficient Plant Which is Doing its Bit of 
Sawing and Saving 

By S. C. Tanner, Superintendent Shops, Martinsburg, W. Va. 

AT the Maintenance of Way 
Reclamation Shops located at 
Martinsburg, W. Va., a plant 
has been installed to reclaim worn and 
damaged end rail from line of 
road where it has been replaced by 
new rail. The detail of procedure in 
reclaiming such rail is as follows : 

After loading the rail on line of road 
into gondolas or flat cars, it is shipped 
to Martinsburg. It is then placed 
under crane No. i which lifts the rails 
from the car and places them one at a 
time on line of rollers No. 2. These 
rollers operate by pneumatic power 
and the rails pass to the far end of the 
line of rollers automatically. At that 
point the rails are transferred on de- 
clining skids across onto line of rollers 
No. 3, which are operated the same 
as rollers No. 2, but in reverse move- 

The rail is then moved automati- 
cally until the end strikes stop No. 4 
when a 54" friction saw No. 5, electri- 
cally driven, moves up and cuts one end 
of the rail off in 1 4 seconds. The saw is 
then moved back in the clear. No. 4 
stop is turned back, permitting the 
rail to pass the saw and from No. 3 
rollers onto No. 6 rollers, which move 
the rail past stop block No. 7. Roller 
No. 8 is then forced up against the 
rail by a lever on an eccentric shaft 
and the rail is moved back on this 
roller until the end of the rail strikes 
against stop No. 7, at which time 
friction saw No. 5 moves up and cuts 
off the other end of the rail. 

Roller No. 8 is then dropped and 
roller No. 9 is forced up against base 
of rail, which moves the rail on rollers 
No. 6 to an equal distance between 
drill presses. Compressed air is then 
turned on by the four-way valve No. 
10 into small cylinders No. 11, under 
skids No. 12, hinged at one end. The 
air cylinders force the free end of 
these skids upward and dump the rail 
off onto skids No. 13. 

The rail is then moved by man 
power into drill press No. 14, and the 
other end of next rail into drill press 
No. 1 5 after one end of rail has been 
drilled in drill press No. 14; The 
rail is then moved to drill press No. 16 
and the other end drilled ; then dump- 
ed off onto skids No. 17. After one end 
of rail has been drilled in drill press 
No. 15, it is moved to drill press 
No. 18 and, when drilled, it is dimiped 
ff onto skids No. 17. This arrange- 

ment provides for the drilling of one 
end of four rails at one time. The 
actual time required to drill three i-^" 
holes in one end of 100 RB rail is an 
average of 37 seconds. 

After the rails have been sawed and 
drilled and dumped off onto skids No. 
17, as explained above, they are 
picked up by crane No. 19 and loaded 
into car No. 20 ready for shipment. 
It is, therefore, a continuous move- 
ment of the rail from the time it is 
unloaded by crane No. i until it has 
been reloaded by crane No. 19 and is 
ready to go back on line of road. The 
largest ntunber of rails so handled in 
one eight hour day was on August 27, 
192 1, when the total was 310. 
, >The saw and drill presses are operat- 
ed electrically in separate units. The 
cranes, hoists and rollers are operated 
with compressed air of 95 pounds 
pressure. It will be noted in the 
photographs that the cranes are of the 
jib crane construction with a 12" "I" 
beam boom 28' long.which is arranged 
to swing 180 degrees. On the boom is 
mounted a pneumatic trolley which 
supports a one ton pneumatic hoist. 
At the heel of the boom is a small 
platform for the crane operator to 
stand on, which is so arranged as to 
place the operator out of danger 
should an accident to the hoist occur, 
and to permit him to be in a position 
at all times to have a clear, unob- 
structed view of the operation of the 

Small closed link chain No. 21 is 
used to operate the valve of the hoist 
and No. 22 to operate the valve of the 
trolley. By the use of small pulleys 
these are so arranged as to form an 
endless chain passing the operator's 
platform, one to his right and one to 
his left. By a slight pull downward 
on the hoist chain, the load will lower, 
and by a slight pull upward on the 
same chain, the load will rise. The 
chain on the trolley is operated in the 
same manner — by pulling down on 
the chain the trolley wUl move rapidly 
on the boom in the direction of the 
mast. In pulling up on the chain the 
trolley will move out on the boom 
from the mast. 

Hose No. 23, which supplies air to 
the hoist and trolley, passes over a 
fixed sheave wheel at the heel of 
boom, with a loose sheave wheel No. 
24 counterweigh ted on the hose and 
so arranged as to automatically 

keep the hose in proper position 
at all times, regardless of the 
location of the trolley and hoist on 
the boom. 

An air cylinder, No. 25, is securely 
fastened to one of the stiff legs of the 
crane and is equipped with a rack ex- 
tension on the end of the piston rod of 
the air cylinder. This rack engages 
in the teeth of a 36" gear wheel No. 
26, which is made fast to the mast of 
the crane. An air line connects each 
end of the cylinder with a four way 
valve No. 27, which is located directly 
in front of the crane operator. By 
operating this valve the crane will 
turn around in either direction at the 
will of the operator. 

The drill presses are protected by 
small steel buildings No. 28, with 
sides and ends made of a double 
hinged door, so arranged as to be 
folded up as shown in photograph No. 
29, and providing an awning over 
workmen when plant is in operation. 
When the day's work has been finished 
the folding doors are closed down and 
hooked across the corners on inside 
and provide a strong fireproof build- 
ing over the machines. 

When new, the friction saw used 
for sawing rail at this plant is 5^" 
thick and 54^" diameter. A test 
was made of the saw starting July 
23 and ending October 7, and it was 
then removed on account of a defect. 
But during the time it was in service 
between these dates the saw made 
21,190 square cuts on reclaimed or 
short end rail, and 2,220 cuts of vari- 
ous angles on rails for use in con- 
structing frogs, crossings and switches, 
or a total of 23,410 cuts, most of 
which was 100 pound RB rail. On 
removing the saw from the maciiine, 
the diameter was again measured and 
found to be 5iH<" a reduction of 
in diameter of the saw after making 
23,410 cuts. 

I attribute the small amount of 
wear of the saw to the large volume 
of water used on 't when cutting rail, 
as will be noted i?! photograph. The 
power used to feed the saw into the 
rail is hydraulic pressure and is there- 
fore gradual and uniform. This, 
without doubt, is of much value in the 
life of the saw. 

The force employed to operate this 
plant is as follows : 

I rail saw supervisor 

1 sawyer 

4 drill pressmen i drill grinder 

2 men operating hoist, i at each 

4 men, 2 at each crane to hitch on 

and handle rail 
4 men on skids to place rail in drill 


4 men, 2 on each side of saw to 
handle rail. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

The largest amount handled in any sawed, drilled and loaded at a cost of feet of rail was sawed and handled at 
one day was on August 7, 1921. when $0.67 per ton. During the month of the plant at a coTt of i t ot n^r tnn 
me.ghthours3iora.lswereunloaded. August. 19.x a total of 17.332 Imeal mcludmg all over^^^^^^^^ 

Upper left: General View of Plant. Upper right: Friction Saw. Center: View of Drill Presses and Loading Derrick. Lower: View of Rolls and Saw House 

Haltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, iq22 





The Need for Sanity in Exercise 

One of a Series by Life Extension Institute Containing the Latest 
and the Most Scientific Liformation on llealthfiil Living 
and the Prevention of Disease 

RECENT press reports have 
stated that Clemenceau, the 
Tiger of France, had reduced h-'s 
weight 30 pounds by exercise. We 
liave not verified these reports, but 
we are prompted to comment on the 
(Hscussion that followed their publi- 
cation. It was stated that this news 
had aroused many elderly heavy- 
weights in New York City to a 
consciousness of their surplus stores 
of fat and that there was a rush to 
the gymnasiums for relief. 

This would indeed be very terrible 
news, if true. An ej^jdemic of strenuous 
exercise among puffing, perspiring 
fat men would undoubtedly contrib- 
ute materially to the death rate. Exer- 
cise is indispensable to good health. 
Even a sick man, prostrated and bed- 
ridden by heart disease, requires a 
certain amount of exercise; all that 
his circulation can bear. Otherwise 
the heart muscle will become still 
further enfeebled, just as the other 
muscles of the body become flabby 
and lose their power through disuse. 
Exercise, properly directed, cannot 
be left out of a sane health program. 

It is a very different matter, how- 
ever, to rush off to a gymnasium with 
a fierce determination to fight fat by 
stremious exercise. In these days 
when many people are nervous about 
restrictions of personal liberty, we 
hesitate to suggest any legal restraint 
in this matter, but there is quite as 
much reason for requiring that any 
g\Tnnasivrm director or physical trainer 
should be forbidden to exercise any 
individual with a view to remedying 
any abnormal condition, unless a 
physician's certificate is presented in- 
dicating the scope of exercise that is 
safe in a given case, as there is to 
restrict the prescription of drugs by 
a laxTTian. A number of conser\'ative 
trainers and g\Tnnasium managers 

require such a certificate, and we 
have no hesitation in urging that any 
one contcm]";lating an exercise course 
or gymnasium work should have a 
thorough ]5hysical overhauling before 
undertaking such a ])rogram. This 
applies to everybod\', regardless of 
apparent physical condition. In the 
case of elderly stout men it would bo 
about as safe to drink water suspected 
of typhoid contamination as to plunge 
into strenuous gymnasium or athletic 
work without first securing an exj^ert 
opinion as to the condition of the 
circulation, of the kidneys, the ar- 
teries, blood vessels, etc. Even a 
careful medical examination of an 
elderly person cannot give ab.solute 
assurance that there is not some 
latent weakness or arterial change 
that would render heavy exercise 
dangerous. Hence, even if given a 
good medical report on the physical 
condition, it is very wise not to seek 
out these weak spots by means of 
exercise pushed to extremes which 
are wholly unnecessary. 

The first thought of the middle 
aged or elderly heavyweight should 
be as to his diet. It is usually such a 
simple matter to adjust the diet for 
a gradual reduction of weight, that 
these strenuous campaigns, apart 
from their dangers, in\-olve a wholly 
unnecessary penance in the matter of 
time and money. If the weight comes 
down through the judicious concen- 
tration of dietetic indulgence on low 
caloried foods, such as green vege- 
tables and fruits, and a conservative 
attitude toward fat-forming foods, 
such as bread and butter, pastries, 
sugar, and the like, the exercise can 
be gradually increased to a point 
where it is fairly vigorous, and will 
materially aid not only in keeping 
the weight down, but the spirits up. 

It is far from our wish to decrv ex- 

ercise as a hel])ful measure in weight 
reduction and in keeping the whole 
life in equilibrium. There must, how- 
ever, 1)0 a reasonable sense of proi)or- 
lion in this matter, or exercise will do 
more harm than good, especially 
among elderly heavyweights. 

There is no single track road to 
health and long life. Each phase of 
hygiene must be jjracticod in a ration- 
al way or the ])rogram may be a fail- 
ure. For examiile, a man may by 
very strenuous gymnasivnn work suc- 
ceed in getting his weight down. If 
he follows some magic system of 
exercise to a point that brings about 
any material reduction in weight, and 
does not regulate his diet, he will 
simply exhaust himself fighting 
enemies of his own creation. Let the 
young man beware that he does not 
accumulate this overweight which 
presents such an embarrassing prob- 
lem at middfe life and later. It is 
eas\- by the formation of proper 
dietetic habits in youth and reason- 
able attention to exercise, to prevent 
the accumulaticm of weight. This 
is one of the simplest ways in which 
young jjoople can jjrotect their future. 

Coming back to the elderly hea\-y- 
weight, there are so many possibilities 
of physical impairment of various 
kinds at middle life and later that, 
apvirt from the ])ossibility of over- 
straitiing the heart in asking it to 
respond not only to heavy exercise 
but to the extra work involved in 
pumping the blood around for a fat 
man, that exercise in these subjects 
should be jilanned only after a critical 
overhauling of the whole body. 
There may be infection, or poisoning, 
or physical defects which j^lace a 
\'ery definite limit on the exercise 
excursions of such an individusH. 

These simple principles hold good 
for every phase of hygiene, whether 
it relates to diet, exercise, mental 
hygiene or to special lines of medical 
treatment; in fact, any plan or 
measure that is proposed for the 
])revention or cu-^e of human ills. 
The whole body and the whole life 
must be considered and the cami)aign 
for health ])lanned just like a military 
cam])aign, with as complete inforrna- 
tion as })ossible regarding the jwsi- 
tion of the enemy and in accordance 
with sound strategic j^rinciples of 
warfare. Brilliant side skirmishes 
may only invite disaster if the whole 
battle is not well planned. 

We could name some statesmen in 
this country who have taken ofi' a 
great deal more than 30 jjounds in 
weight, adjusting mind and body to 
meet tremendous resjjonsibilities by 
these sound and rational measures, 
without resort to any extreme or 
spectacular methods. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, Jl/aj, ig22 


Passenger Department 

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Traditions Broken at Unveiling of 
Statue of Joan of Arc 

Beautiful Ceremony Focuses Attention of Two Continents on 
Capitol City and the Woman it Honors 

OX January 6, last, in Meri- 
dian Hill Park, Washington, 
D. C, the statue of Joan of 
Arc was unveiled. It is a replica 
of the masterpiece of Paul Dubois, 
the celebrated French sculptor, 
which stands before the Rheims 
Cathedral and which came un- 
scathed through the fire of German 
guns for more than four' years. 

Le Lyceum Societe des Femmcs de 
France a New York, through the un- 
tiring efforts of its distinguished 
founder and president, Mme. Carlo 
Polifeme, was instrumental in bring- 
ing into being this new mark of friend- 
ship between France and the United 

By his presence President Harding 
honored the ceremonies incident to 
the unveiling, and Mrs. Harding and 
Alme. Jusserand, wife of the French 
Ambassador, drew the silken cords 
which released the large French and 
American flags concealing the statue, 
while a salute of 1 7 guns was fired by 
a battery of U. S. artillery from Fort 
Myer. This salute is one accorded 
only to field marshals, but through a 
special Act of Congress it was 
given on this occasion for the first 
time in history to a woman. 

The church bells of the city lent 
their voices in ringing harmony while 
the Marseillaise and the Star Spangled 
Banner were being played. American 
soldiers and sailors formed a guard of 
honor, the French and American 
colors fluttered in the breeze on all 
sides, and standard bearers carr3-ing 
the Joan of Arc and Cross of Lorraine 
banners, were grouped about the 
statue, a brilliant picture in the 
afternoon sunshine of a perfect day. 

Mme. Carlo PoHfeme presented the 
statue, and said in part: "For 
liberty and peace Lafayette brought 
you his sword; for peace and justice 
Jeanne D'Arc brings you the in- 
spiration of her undaunted courage 
and love of country." 

The Honorable John Weeks, secre- 
tary of war, accepted the statue for 
the Government and the City of 
Washington. He compared the deeds 
of Joan of Arc with those of Washing- 
ton and Lincoln and called the event 

another evidence of the lasting friend' 
ship between the peoples of the two 
great republics. 

Dedicated to the women of America 
by the women of France, in a spirit of 
love and understanding, the statue 
was accepted in their behalf by Mrs. 
George ^Iaynard, minor president- 
general of the Daughters of the 
American Revolution.- Then the 
French Ambassador, Mr. Jules Jusse- 

rand, told the fascinating history of 
Jeanne D'Arc, one day a peasant 
girl and the next the liberator of 
France, greater than generals in her 
simple faith, her career unique in the 
histor}'^ of the world. 

A special car attached to the train 
leaving Xew York via the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad, at 2.25 p. m. on 
January 5, conveyed the delegation of 
Le Lyceum to Washington. The trip 
was a most enjoyable one. The 
Baltimore and Ohio had also trans- 
ported the statue of Joan of Arc, and 
■ Le Lyceum was highly gratified at the 
special care given it. 

While in Washington Le Lyceum 
paid an official visit to the Lafayette 
Statue and there placed a wreath. They 
also went to Mt. Vernon and laid a 
wreath on the tomb of Washington. 
They paid their respects at the Lin- 
coln ^Iemo^ial and at the tomb of the 
Unknown Soldier. 

This Dubois replica of the famous statue of Joan of Arc was placed in Meridian Hill Park, Washington, 
D. C. on January 6. The original stands in front of Rheims Cathedral in France and came unscathed 
through the four year bombardmen: of the cathedral by the Germans 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1022 


Members of the Oxford-Cambridge Lacrosse Team who are touring the country, i. Lord Wansborough. 2. F. L. Neylan. 3. Captain H. O. Hopkins, Oxford, 
England. The party was escorted from Philadelphia to Baltimore by City Passenger Agent G. P. Clifton, Philadelphia. Mr. Clifton stands fourth from the right 

John E. Warner, Dean of Theatrical Managers, 
Recalls the Courtesy of Railroad Men 
of Past Generations 
Veterans of Baltimore and Ohio Max Remember Him 

THE quips on the "B. & O." 
that used to be so common in 
stage raillery are so pointless 
in the face of our present splendid 
service, as hardly to get a laugh out 
of an audience. Even in the old days 
they were often misunderstood. The 
"B. & O." was the road best known 
to the theatrical profession and the 
time worn jokes were usually told 
merely in the spirit of friendly banter. 

For many' years Mr. John E. War- 
ner was considered the dean of 
theatrical managers. He was as- 
sociated with the strongest firms who 
took "long chances" in theatrical 
productions, and was the manager 
for all of the noted stars of his day. 

As far back as the Centennial Ex- 
position, held at Philadelphia in 
1876, Mr. Warner was manager of 
"Aroutid the World in Eighty Days." 
which had a phenomenal run at the 
Walnut Street Theatre. During the 
World's Fair at Chicago Mr. Warner 
was associated with ]\Iessrs. Abbey, 
Schoefel and Grau as manager of 
"America," which was put on at the 
Auditorium Theatre, and the house 
was sold out to capacity for two per- 
formances each day during the ex- 
position. He was also manager for 
Edwin Booth, Henry Irving. Ellen 
Terry, Lillian Russell. Richard Mans- 
field, Fanny Davenport and many 
others who have made the history 
of the American stage. 

The many railroad friends of Mr. 
Warner will be interested in reading 
the following excerpts from a letter 
received from him at Alameda, Cali- 
fornia, a short while ago : 

" A decided thrill of pleasure passed 
through my anatomy as I read your 
delightfid missive of the twentieth 

"Living here in quiet seclusion the 
past five years I had become recon- 
ciled to the idea that I 'was out of 
sight and out of mind' to the remain- 
ing few who had known me in the 
years agone. Nearly all of the old 
familiar faces have 

'Gone before. 

To that unknown and silent shore.' 

"I think there are not more than 
two or three of my early professional 
acquaintances still gracing the earth. 
Several of a later date still linger, but 
nearly all of those who are now di- 
recting or announcing coming theat- 
rical events are new comers since my 
day, who never dreamed that this 
swirling sphere ever held such a 
creature as me. 

"In July I shall be seventy-five 
years old. a period of life when one, 
in spite of his disposition, in hours 
of silence and solitude often harks 
backward iDetimes: 
'O, there are voices of the ])ast, 

Links in the broken chain. 
Wings that can bear me back to times 

Which cannot come again; 
Yet God forbid that I should lose 

The echoes that remain.' 

"You and the other railroad boys 
I knew I hold in near and dear re- 
membrance. There were a goodly 
number of them about the count r\- 
whom I dearly loved to meet from 
time to time, and your invariable 
courtesy and kindness revive memo- 
ries to be revered 'while the lamp 
holds out to burn.' 

"I doubt if I shall ever get East 
again. I never want to see any more 
ice; nay, nor the 'beautiful snow.' 
I crave wannth and sunshine, and 
only find comfort when basking in 
the latter. Still, no one can tell what a 
day may being forth, for, as you know. 

' This world 
Is full of change, change, change — 
Nothing but change' 

"It rejoiced me that you said in 
your letter you would be glad to meet 
and hold communion with me. Alone, 
as it were, here, far away from 
those gone glimmering, and the few 
still left, though I know not where, 
I rally anew over kind words from 
friends of yesterday." 

Bouquets for Courtesy 

'■Just a few lines of praise for 
your wonderful service reiidered 
to the Billy Watson Comi)any 
while travelling on The Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad. I will 
state that I got everything that 
was jjromised to me on giving 
>'ou the movements from Brook- 
lyn, Philadelphia. Baltimore, 
Washington and Pittsburgh. 
We were offered e\'ery conven-, 
ience b}- the different train cre#s 
and must say that we were 
treated like human beings. 

"Hope you get all the Com- 
panies that make this mo\-e with 
continued success for your Rail- 
road. " ' 

"I beg to iiereb}- express my 
profound thanks for the minute 
attention and wami courtesy ex- 
tended by you to \'ice Admiral 
H. Saito and his suite of the Im- 
perial Ja])anese Training Squad- 
ron on the occasion of their triji 
made on the lines of Tlie Balti- 
more and Ohio and Lehigh Val- 
ley Railroads. 

"Pennit me to add that their 
Imperial Highnesses, Prince 
Kacho and Prince Kuni, who 
travelled with the Admiral, en- 
joyed the jiHirne\- immensely." 

Have you gotten YOUR passenger? 


Ealtimore and Ohio Magazine, May. 1022 

Fifty Seven Years of Hazardous Work 

in Safety 

Lineman William Henry Miller Is Robust and Hearty on His 

Pension Dav 

ONE of the most remarkable 
service records that has ever 
been made on the Baltimore 
and Ohio or any other railroad, is 
that recently concluded by William 
Henry A-Iiller of the Telegraph De- 
partment. For 57 long years Air. 
Miller did a man's job, day in and 
day out, and seeing him now makes 
one feel that he is good for another 
quarter century of active life, though 
retired on a pension. Superintendent 
Plvimly of the Telegraph Dei art- 
ment, has always regarded Mr. Mil- 
ler as a model example of t)ne effi- 
cient and faithful employe. 

Mr. Miller was born on November 
14, 1850 at Woodstock, Howard 
County, Md., and was first employed 
when but a lad of 14 as a water boy 
by the Baltimore and Ohio. Later 
he entered the Telegraph Department 
as a lineman and continued as such 
until he was retired on February i, 
last. In 1883 he and Miss Mary 
Francis Bodka of Lonaconing, Mary- 
land, were married, and they have 
eight children, five sons and three 

Air. Miller must have been one of 
the original Safety men, and this, 

years before the active Safety propa- 
ganda that we know, had' gotten 
under way. For the work of lineman 
in the Telegraph Department is 
known to be hazardous work for a 
man who is willing to take the slight- 
est chance. The regular tasks of 
repairing broken lines and placing 
new poles, with the necessary climb- 
ing and making fast of wires when 
high above the ground, were in them- 
selves fraught with danger. Then 

came also the fierce storms, when the 
wires came down and with the diffi- 
culties brought by inclement weather, 
high winds and driving sleet and 
snow, came the extra hazard of icy 
lines and poles, enough to give pause 
to the most courageous man. 

But Air. Aliller has given ample 
proof that even this dangerous work 
can be performed in Safety by the 
Safe man, for he has never had a 
serious accident. Our picture gives 
but an inadequate idea of the robust 
and hearty man that he is. It is the 
\\Titer's pleasure to meet him fre- 
quently on our trains. He always 
has a cheery smile and a cordial greet- 
ing for his Railroad associates, and 
with a complexion that might be the 
envy of a debutante, one feels con- 
fident that his active years have 
ended in name only. Here is hojDing 
that the .sunset of his life may be long 
and beautiful, that he may live in 
complete comfort and happiness, 
reaping the reward that his long and 
faithful service has so amply earned. 

Bunk or the Girl — or 

(From the Oregon Safety Xews) 


S the chairman of the Safety 
Committee walked awav, old 
".Bill" Walters shuffled up 
to the new man, "Jack" Wil- 
liams, and said, "Just new on the 

"Yes," replied the young fellow, 
"my first day." 

"Where'd you work before?" 

"Nowhere," "Jack" answered, 
blushing slightly, "I'm just out of 
college. Had no practical experience, 
but want a few months of it before 

I take my examination for a seagoing 

' ' Humph 1 And I reckon that guy was 
tellin' you about the dangers around 
here and what to do not to get hurt." 

"Yes, and I call it pretty decent 
of him." 

"Say, sonny, don't you listen to 
nothin' that gink says. Tell him to 
go chase himself. That safety busi- 
ness is all bunk. I've worked here 
twenty years on these machines, and 
I've still got all my fingers and toes." 

Safety First 

By C. Edgar Wooden, Jr. 
Engineer, Norfolk and Western Railway 

"Safety First" means everything that those two words imply; 
They don't mean stand between the rails to watch the train go by. 
Nor try to light a cigar with a stick of dynamite, 
Or kick a lion in the ribs to see if he will fight. 

Some men take such chances at their work most every day, 
Forgetting for the moment those depending on their pay. 
"Safety First" means happiness to kiddies and the wife; 
'Tis better to be careful than be crippled all your life. 

The massive wheels of industry need men to make them turn. 
Keep them going steady and your place in life you'll earn. 
With broken spokes and bent ones a wheel cannot run true. 
Think "Safety First" and act it. There's much depends on you. 

William Henry Miller 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1922 


''Yes, I Am the Semaphore!" 

By H . Irving Martin 

Now, old "Bill" had two joys in 
life, a daughter, Bessie, and checkers. 
Bessie used to bring his lunch to him 
every day. One day "Jack" was 
talking to the old man when she 
came up. Within a week "Jack" 
de\-eloped a remarkable passion for 
checkers. Pretty soon he was having 
the time of his life being beaten by 
the old man every night. 

Meanwhile "Jack" was not ac- 
quiring good working habits. If old 
"Bill" saw him wearing goggles 
when grinding or using a safety dog 
on a lathe, he would call him down 
for being yellow. One day he said: 
"'Jack,' let's get this straight be- 
tween you and me. You like my 
girl, I can see that. But let me tell 
you this, my girl don't marry nobody 
but a he-man. The man that marries 
into my family has got to have guts. 
I've told you lots of times I ain't 
got no use for this safety stuff, but 
you're still hangin' on to some of it. 
Now, which is it, safety bunk or 
the girl r" 

"All right." replied "Jack." "good- 
bye goggles and all the rest of it." 

Two weeks later "Jack" was 
changing a belt. He had carelessly 
left his jum])er sleeve unbuttoned 
and the lathe dog caught the loose 
end of it and took "Jack's" arm 
around the spindle. The committee- 
man, who was working alongside him, 
tripped the breaker and knocked off 
the power. 01d-''"BiH" came up 
just as they were carrying "Jack" 
to the hospital. After they had gone 
"Bill" moped around awhile and 
then went to the foreman and 
knocked off work. 

At home, he tried several times 
to tell Bessie about it, and every 
time his words stuck in his throat. 
Finally Bessie said: "Dad, what on 
earth ails you? Are you sickr" 

"No, I ain't sick — not to say sick, 
but I come dad-burned near bein'. 
Bessie, girl, I've been givin' "Jack" 
a bum steer on this safety business, 
and now he's got hurt." 

"Hurt!" she cried, her face white. 
"Hurt bad'" 

"Well—" began "Bill." 

"No, not bad," said a voice behind 

"Jack!" cried Bessie. "Thank 
God you're not killed!" 

"Somewhat disfigured, V said 
"Jack," pointing to his arm in a 
sling, "but the doctor says it won't 
be more than six weeks before I'll 
be able bodied enough to support 
a fami'y.'" 

"Jack." said old "Bill." placing 
his hand on " jack's" sound shoulder, 
"I — I — well. I'm just a plain damned 
old fool' I'm off that hardboilcd 
stuff for life." 

I AM the fellow who stands by the 
track, and I beckoned to you to 
stop a moment ago as you went 
rattling by. You think that I am 
but the dummy of that operator over 
in the tower yonder who pulls the 
lex'ers, but I have an eye (often red 
or bloodshot), and I can hear, think 
and remember. I heard that local 
passenger go by just before you did, 
and my partner in the tower pulled 
a wire to me to tell you that 
the passenger had not cleared the 

Last night, when you brought that 
western express along, the local was 
on time and you didn't have to wait. 
Tonight, when the local was late, 
you thought you would chance one 
on me. It is a bad night for a chance, 
as my arm, instead of hanging at 
my side, was pointed straight out 
and I warned you. What is your 
chance worth if you hit that passenger 
at 50 miles an hour? I can hear the 
call for the wrecking train going in, 
and it seems to come by me from 
the next block operator. I see them 
taking out the dead from the local 
and putting them on the cushions 
yanked from your Pullmans. 

When you telescoped those last 
coaches, what happened to you? 
The division superintendent com- 
pleted your record when he filled 
up the accident report — "William 
Smith, engineman, killed in a rear 
end collision. Ran into local jjass- 

enger at station. Passed danger 
signal at full speed, disregarding it." 

I saw your wife as they told her, 
and I won't tell you what hajjponed 
to her. 

The Relief Department jmssed the 
voucher for accidental death bene- 
fits, and the boys of the Veterans 
and the B. of L. E. put you away all 
right, but the wife and . children 
didn't want to swap you for these 

The general manager said, "Bill 
was a good engineer and he must 
have had an off moment." Xo, 
"Bill" took a chance, and the chance 
caught "Bill" and his fireman. 
"Bill" was like me; he was hard, 
tough, weatherbeaten, and had 
muscles of wire, like mine. 

On that local passenger they didn't 
want "Bill" to take a chance, but 
"Bill" was late and took it. The 
undertakers got most of them for 
you wtre hitting up a good gait 
when you went by — not less than 
50 miles. 

Ugh! "Bill." Asleep? I'll say I 
was! Dreaming? Yea, Bo, and 
w*.,it a rotten dream! 

You say you stopped before you 
reached the "red," like you always 
do? Glory be, "Bill," you're right. 
I see that ob.ser\-ation car platform 
backing, and here comes that brake- 
man of yours with his flag. He, at 
least is "on the -ob." 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Robert M. Van Sant, Editor 
Margaret Talbott Stevens, Associate Editor 
Charles H. Dickson, Art Editor 
Office, Mt. Royal Station, Baltimore, Md. 
Herbert D. Stitt, Staff Artist 
George B. Luckey, Staff Photographer 

■ d ■ ■■— . 

Holding Their Jobs by Real and Unusual Teamwork 

One of the most interesting illustrations of teamwork 
by railroad employes that has ever come to our notice, 
appeared in the April issue of "Service,'' a magazine 
published in the interests of the Western Lines of the 
Grand Trunk Railway System and its employes. 

This magazine, by the way, is about as much like 
our own Magazine in appearance as is a typical issue 
of the Podunk Prophet" like, let us say, the New 
York Tribune. But it gets there — big — just the same! 
It is mimeographed in rough and ready style, is only 
about five pages long, but carries "the goods." 

The article to which we refer is called "Boosting Home 
Industries. " It tells of the action taken by the employes 
of the Grand Trunk and Pere Marquette, at Holly, a 
small town in Michigan at which these two roads cross. 
They had noticed that with the increasing competition 
of motor truck transportation, both passenger and 
freight, the business of their railroads at Holly had de- 
creased. And with the decrease in business went a con- 
sequent decrease in the number of railroad positions and 
the size of the payroll. So the employes got together 
and developed a plan for winning, the support of the 
business interests and the citizens of Holly, which took 
sha]3e in the form of the following advertisement, oc- 
cupying a quarter page in the local newspaper, '"The 
Holly Advertiser:" 

We are old established concerns. We have been in business in 
Holly for over forty years. We employ from twenty to thirty 
men all the time. Our average monthly payroll is $3600.00. 

Qur employes are tax payers in Holly. Our employes spend 
their money in Holly. They contribute their bit for the support 
of the Board of Commerce. They are affiliated with the H0II3' 
churches. They are boosters of all civic improvements. 

We own our right of way buildings and equipment in Holly. 
We pay taxes to the village. We purchase our water supply from 
our village and it amounts to several thousand dollars annually. 
We wer^ assessed our proportion of Boulevard light and paving. 

We have direct hnes to Flint, Pontiac, Saginaw, Bay City, Toledo, 
Lansing, Grand Rapids, Battle Creek and Chicago. Holly is 
served with four merchandise trains daily, north, east, south and 
west. In routing j-our shipments we ask you to remember that 
we are a Holly concern. We maintain our right of way at our own 
expense and Holly reaps the benefit of our wages. 


Eighteen passenger trains stop daily at Holly except Sunday. 
Tv,-elve locals and six tast trains. 

This advertisement is NOT a "hand me down" from the Rail- 
road management, but is contributed and paid tor by local rail- 
road employes (station staff, maintenance of wa}-, crossing men, 
interlocker tenders and car inspectors). Every one of these men 
feels that as one of the oldest industries in continual operation, 
WITHOUT A SHUTDOWN, the railroads serving Holly should 
have the su])port of the Board of Commerce, the business men, the 
newspapers and the community at large. 



Following the publication of the advertisement, 
Mr. C. E. Wagner, Grand Trunk local agent at Holly 
and chairman of the Railroads' Employes' organization 
of Holly, addressed the following letter to each of the 
Holly business men: — • 

Dear Mr. : 

When you note a decrease in your business, as a good business 
man we believe the first action you take is to advertise. 
We have done it. 

After you have increased your advertising, the next thing to do 
is to follow up your effort with a personal letter. 
We have dene it. 

If you liave competitors, instead of knocking them, you endeavor 
to show the buying public where it will be to their interest to 
patronize your business. 

So have we. 

More business for the railroads from you, means more railroad 
employes. More railroad employes means more business for you. 
Protect your business. 

Railroad employes spend twent} -five thousand dollars per year 
in Holly for groceries and clothing alone. Decrease in business 
means reduction in stafe at Holly and consequent loss to you of 
your share of this business. 

Think it over 

The employes of these two railroads at Holly seem 
to have gone the employes of the Baltimore and Ohio 
one better. While many of us individually and collec- 
tively have, ex-officio, been soliciting business for our 
Railroad during the past 18 months, we have not yet 
combined to advertise the service of our Railroad and 
to pay for such advertising. 

But — and here is the important point — the railroad 
men of Holly and of the Baltimore and Ohio have actually 
been striving for the very same results. For if their 
propaganda is successftil, as we have little doubt it will 
be, the eventual result to them as individuals will be an 
increase in railroad business and a consequent increase 
in the number of positions and the size of the pa^'roUs 
in their town. Likewise with us, a continuation of our 
successful business soliciting campaign will mean more 
business for the Railroad, more work to be done, more 
positions and a bigger Baltimore and Ohio payroll. 

Nature's Lesson 

Just now the poets, would-be and real, are raving 
about the beauty of Nature. It is, in truth, a proper 
and fitting time to marvel at the miracles of Mother 
Earth as we go a-Maying. 

Just a handful of dirt multiplied times without nimiber 
and we have the greatest manufacturing plant in 
existence. By the productiveness of this old globe of ours 
we are fed, clothed and given the raw materials necessary 
to the enjoyment of life. Then, a bit of sunshine, a 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, iq32 


little rain, the changinjj; of the seasons, our God-<,Mven 
minds to j^uide our actions, and we are masters of our 
destiny, limited only by circumstances and our individual 

Sometimes we encounter men and women who are un- 
able to grasp the proportionate "bigness" r)f things. 
They are narrow, prejudiced and personal. Thev think 
their way is the only way, though it may have brought 
them only mediocre success. This attitude is fostered 
by association with lesser mentalities. Such a man or 
woman will gain much by getting out into the country 
with Nature, and by standing off, physically and men- 
tally, and obtaining a view of things in their proper 
perspective. The results will be as different as are the 
restilts of viewing a small building with the nose pressed 
to the wall and viewing the same building from the roof 
of a nearby skyscraper. The real proportion of things 
will appear if the person in question is big enough to 
realize the truth. 

There is much food for thought in the casual phrase 
"communing with nature." 

George Dobbin, Clerk, 
Office oj General Freight Claim Agent 

Successful People Help Others 

This line appears in print: "Success must always be 
achieved at the expense of some other individual or 
state. " 

This is not true. 

A burglar obtains his loot at the expense of someone 
else. The spoils of war are won at the expense of the 
loser. In peaceful, everyday life ninety-five per cent, 
of all men who achieve success not only do not injure 
others, but in the process of helping themselves they 
help others. 

James J. Hill built a railroad through the northwest, 
and made millions.: To make money for himself he had 
to induce people to emigrate to the northwest and plant 
wheat, build elevators and establish cities and towns. 

Newspaper men went into those towns and printed 
weekly publications on second-hand presses held together 
with rope. Gradually they developed their publications 
into prosperous daily newspapers. They made money 
by serving their readers and their advertisers — by giving 
value for money received. 

Peddlers, with packs on their backs, went through 
this new country, offering their wares to the farmers' 
wives. As business increased they opened stores at 
crossroads, and as the population grew these crossroads 
spread out into towns, and these one-story shacks be- 
came department stores. The merchants prospered 
because they performed a service which their customers 
needed and could profitably use. 

So we might trace the growth of a new country, decade 
by decade, and show how individuals and business pros- 
pered without injuring anyone in the process. 

The notion that a man climbs to success on the backs 
of others is a relic of the days when men wore silk tights 
and lace cuffs and honed their swords before they left 
the house in the morning. 

We make no plea for the successful man or the siiccess- 
ful business, because th^y can take care of themselves. 
But to argue that the success of one implies the failure of 
others is to miss the significance of the modern idea of 
mutual service and mutual profit. 

— Brennemans Fine Biscuit Magazine 

Have you tried the "Good Neighbor" idea in hand- 
ling your job? It is the Baltimore and Ohio way ! 


In the Passenger Department section of this issue is 
a picture of the Oxford-Cambridge Lacrosse Team which 
used the Baltimore and Ohio to come to Baltimore to 
play with Hopkins and Mt. Washington. One of the 
leading memV)ers of the team is the chap with a cigarette 
in his hand — a sight which will cause the believers in 
the American idea of strict training to gasp with astonish- 

The English the world over have a fine reputation for 
being the best of sportsmen, one of their tenets being 
that there is more in the game than in the name. It is 
a worth while idea for Americans to cultivate and in part 
responsible for the fact that sports are participated in- 
much more universally in England than they are in our 
coimtry. Though keen fighters, as their history from the 
Battle of Hastings in 1066 to their, stubborn fight in 
Flanders in igi; eloquently proves, the English seem 
to be lovers of sport for sport's sake to a greater extent 
than any other people. 

An interesting sideV ^ht on this was given in an account 
of the Oxford-Cambridge, Princeton-Cornell track meet 
at Oxford last summer by a graduate athlete from Prince- 
ton. He was invited to lunch with Rudd, the great miler 
and captain of the Oxford team, on the day of the meet. 
Rudd enjoyed a smoke after his lunch and then calmly 
walked across the green, donned his running suit and 
went out and won the mile in near-record time. 

Whose system is best from the standpoint of winning 
may be best judged from the record of American victories 
in English-American athletic competition of recent years. 
But which system fosters the best sporting instinct and 
gives the greatest benefit to the greatest number, is 
another question. 

Incidentally we have enough athletic competition on 
the Railroad now-a-days to make it desirable that the 
best sportsmanship, and that only, bbtain. One or two 
of the games played in the last few years, and seen by 
the writer, have been conspicuous fof *-ji;eir bully ragging, 
umpire baiting and unwarranted managerial interference. 
These have been the exceptions, but should never be 
countenanced in our frie^idly and good natured competi- 
tion. A game won at any cost is a questionable and 
badly besmirched victory' and does more harm than good 
to the members of the winning team and its supporters, 
because it develops in them a false idea true sports- 

The Creative Brain 

To create, manage, and comprehend relationships 
demands something more than raw brains; that is why 
ten per cent, think, plan, and manage the industrial life 
of our nation today — for the other ninety per cent. And 
because they do, they are paid proportionately. — Albert 
Sidney Gregg, in trained Men. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 


^ G.H.Pr>x)r 

Auditor "/"DisburseitMnts 


All puzzles published in this department will he defined, as far as possible, 
from the Xew Standard Dictionary, edition of IQ20. It is permissible to use 
both geographical and biographical words in the construction of puzzles, but when 
such words are taken from any authority other than the Xew Standard Dictionary, 
the name of such authority must be stated at the end of the definition, in paren- 
thesis. Obsolete words will be marked at the end of the definition thus — 
{" obs") . 1 'ariant spellings of a word must be marked at the end of the definition 
thus — ("t'or"). Address all communications concerning this department to G. 
H. Pryor, Room Boo, Baltimore and Ohio Building. Baltimore. Maryland, and 
mark the envelope ''Puzzles.'' 


HE answers to the three puzzies pub- 
lished in the March issue were: 


























T O 



R A 





A D 


E D 


I B 



T E 




T A S C O 
T I A R A 
P L A I X 

Correct solutions were received from: 
L. Alildred Hemmick, Washington, Ind.; 
E. R. Woodson, K. T. Did, Washington, 
D.,C.: Grace M. Manning, W. E. Madden, 
Guy F. Biggs, Richard H. Thompson, P. L. 
Ebaugh, W. T. Ahrens, Mrs. Gertrude L. 
Kelly, Jno. C. Svec, Martelia, J. S. Knight, 
Primrose, Comrade, H. B. Meagher, H. J. 
Barker, 3rd, H. M. Foster, L. E. Phant, 
Baltimore, Md.; Arty Ess, Scranton, Pa.; 
Mentor, Chicago, 111.; Dan D. Lyon, Xew 
Florence, Pa.; Kappa Kappa, Hawley, 
Minn.; O'Kay, Holyoke, Mass.; E. J. 
Southerington, Cincinnati, O. ; J. E. Miles, 
Whiting, Ind.; Colston Trapnell, Westcn, 
W. V^a. 

I — A keepsake. 

2 — An evergreen tree much cultivated in 
southern Europe. 

3 — Birds of the Falcon family. 

4 — An incident. 

5 — Place or beds formed and used by 

Baltimore, Md. Guy F. Biggs 

What help to man is this device, 

This signal by the switch's side? 
It aids the trainman in a trice 
To tell if he doth safely ride. 

Decapitate this worthy word — 
And everybody use his brains; 

Transpose what's left — 'tis not absurd- 
And this is what you see remains: 

'Tis found within the engine's parts — 
Look well below the fire-box glow: 

There burning coal much heat imparts — • 
This iron frame you surely know. 
Baltimore, Md. Primrose 


1— A letter. 

2 — To strike lightly. 

3 — A doctrine held or maintained. 

4 — A dwarf. 

5 — The capital of China. 

6 — A silver-white soft malleable and 
fusible metal. 

7 — A letter. 

Baltimore, Md. Grace M. Manning 


1 — A letter. 

2 — To drink in small quantities. 

3 — A trap. 

4 — A famous American water fall. 

5 — To prattle vaguely. 

6 — Before. 

7 — A letter. 

Roland Park, Md. Richard K. Thompson 

5. DELETIOX (5) 

Sandy McGregor had bought a new OXE 
And when it was TWO for and worn, 

It faded and ripped and was pretty far gone, 

So Sajidy was "tattered and torn.'' 
He called on the seller and made a great 

For the price he had TWO was enough 
Said he to the dealer, "You think you are 

But your treatment of me is quite tough. 
I have TWO vou good siller for this faded 
old dXE 

And a mighty bad bargain I find it. 
So after this time, I will let you alone 

For your shop has the devil behind it." 
Baltimore, Md. The Major 

Across : 

1 — The iuic2 of apples expressed and 
used as a bevsrage. 

2 — Subject of discourse. 

3 — A large marine duck, the down of 
which is an article of commerijjal value. 

4 — The name of an Evergreen tree hav- 
ing wood of great durability and fragrance. 

5 — To make new again. 
Down : 

1 — A letter. 

2 — The personal pronoun 6f the third 
person, singular number and neuter gender. 

3 — The female deer. 

4 — A narrative poem of some heroic deed 
or event. 

5 — One who rides. 

6 — To give up. 

7 — In Xorse mythology, the goddess of 
the sea. 

8 — In music, the name given to the 
second of the syllables used in the scale. 

9 — A letter. 

Baltimore, Md. W. E. Madden 


Some hints for OXE health now are due: 
Don't whine; don't fret; don't growl: 
don't TWO 

That man is happiest, I'm sure, 

Who keeps his spirits high and pure. 

Hawley, Minn. Kappa Kappa 

Across : 

1 — A letter. 

2 — A tame, fondled animal. 

3 — Relating to the Dorian race 

4 — To surpass in growth. 

5— Afifected with strabismus. 
Down : 

1 — A letter. 

2 — Either. 

3 — A duet. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 


4 — Round vessels made of earthenware 
or metal. 

5 — Icebergs. 

6 — To fatigue.. 

7 — Reserved. 

S— Plural of I. ■ 
9 — A letter. 
Baltimore, Md. • Red Croiv 


I — A Russian lumber vessel of 100 tons 
burden and upwards. 

2 — In mechanics, a block on or in which 
a journal rotates. 

3 — Like an old woman. 

4 — An apodal fish without ventral tins 
and of elongated snake-like form. 

5— A letter. 
Down : 

1 — A letter. 

2— The fifth month of the Jewish year. 

3 — -A grassy field or plain. 

4 — A narrow way or path, confined be- 
tween fences, walls, etc. 

5 — In astronomy, the inner satclite of 

6 — To cultivate the ground. 

7— The smallest cardinal numeral. 

8 — In Biblical history, the King of 

9 — A letter. 

Baltimore, Md. Pal Tapsco 

10. CHARADE (6) 

More west than where the "big horns" 

On a tree that's not so tall. 
In the land for r»5 and for you, 

You'll just say, ONE! then eat ALL. 
New York, N. Y. Joaquin 


1 — To leave a camping ground. 

2 — To inspire with ardent love. 

3 — In Greek mythology, divinities of 
Oriental origin. 

4 — A compound derived from acid amids 
through substitution of carbonyd oxygen by 
the imid group. 

5 — Obsolete spelling of Morisco. 

6 — Dresses or adorns ostentatiously. 
New Florence, Pa. Dan D. Lyon 


1 — A letter.. 

2 — A covering for the head. 

3 — One that files. 

4 — An actor (rare word). 

5 — A city, headquarters of the Baltimore 
and Ohio. 

6 — A white ant. 

7 — Tumults. 

8 — Metal, especially precious. 

9 — A letter. 

Holyoke, Mass. iTKay 


1 — Having a light complexion, color or 

2 — A long-necked and long-legged hero- 
dionine wading bird. 

3 — Moved to anger. 

4 — A natural object, usually an animal, 
assumed among savages as the emblem of 
an individual or clan, etc., and regarded as 
an object of w-orship. 

5 — One of a hostile army or nation. 
Baltimore, Md. L. E. Pluiiil 


Across : 

1 — The landed estate of a nobleman. 

2 — In music, the highest adult male voice. 

3 — The ritual of the thirteen functions of 
the Jewish festival of the Passover. 

4 — In Geology, a formation comprised in 
the Upper Cretaceous series of Strata in 
-Alabama and Mississippi. 

5 — In Law, the official list of persons sum- 
moned for jury duty. 

Down : 

1— .\ letter. 

2 — In Babylonian mythology, one ot the 
three supreme deities. 

3 — The heavenly body that is most con- 
spicuous from the earth. 

4 — A head-dress. 

5 — A piece of metal engraved with a fig- 
ure, scene or allegorical group. 

6 — Again. 

7 — Likewise not. 

8— Either. 

9 — A letter. 

Baltimore, Md. Mon. U. Mental 

The lists of solutions must be in my hands 
by July 15. The answers, with the list of 
solvers, will appear in the August issue. 

Beginning with this month's issue we are 
going to .have a regular puzzle department, 
as we feel the responses received to our first 
effort in the March issue warrant this de- 
termination. If we are going to have a regu- 
lar department we must have some rules 
to guide us; but all that I feel arc necessary 
at this time are embodied in the notice at 

4^)iiiiMiiiiiiaHiiriiiiiiiQi»niinniaHiiiiiiiiHnmiiiiiiiiiO(uiiiiuiiiaiii)titiiHiQiiiiiiinrtiaiijiiitiiiiiOi""nQiuaiiniiiifniDiu lntr(*^ 

i Prizes for Best Answers ! 

« i 
I A copy of the standard book on | 

i puzzles, "Key to Puzzledom," will be f 

i given to each of the five employes S 

I submitting the best answers to the j 

I puzzles given in this issue of the i 

I Magazine, and having them in the j 

I hands of Mr. Pryor by July 15. j 

t Only new puzzlers will qualify for f 

I this competition, it being felt that the | 

j old puzzlers will be glad to leave the 1 

I field open to the beginners. | 
i V 
I As it is unquestionably true that 1 

I many employes will solve all of the t 

I puzzles given in this issue correctly, s 

I it will probably benecessaryforthose | 

j competing for these prizes to work I 

f out an original puzzle, to put him or I 

I her in the running. The names of | 

I the successful competitors will ap- I 

I pear in the August issue. | 

the head of this column, which will per- 
manently stand, from month to month, for 
your information and guidance. 

In the .March issue I showed you the form 
of a rhomboid. This form is susceptible to 
a variation called "rhomboid reversed " and 
it looks just as its name would imply, like 
a rhomboid running to the left instead of to 
the right, thus: 

o o o 
You define the five words from left to right 
beginning, of course, with the top word and 
then define the "up and down" words be- 
ginning at the left hand lower corner which 
would make your first definition "a letter," 
your second definition a two letter word, 
your third definition a three letter word, etc. 

The pyramid is another pretty puzzle and 
very much in favor with puzzlers. Like the 
rhomboid there are two kinds of pyramids, 
one designated simply as "a pyramid" and 
the other "inverted pyramid." The straight 
pyramid is shaped like this: 
o ' 
O O O o o o o 
and again, like the rhomboid, it is defined 
tw-. ways, first, from left to right where your 
first definition would be "a letter," your 
second definition a three letter word, your 
third definition a five letter word and so on 
for as large a base as you care to build on. 
It is also defined "up and down;" beginning 
at the left hand lower corner, your first 
definition being "a letter," \-our second 
definition a two letter word, your third 
definition a three letter word and so on 
until you come to the right hand sid^ of 
the base where your definition is again "a 
letter." The " inverted pyramid " is shaped 
like this: 


and is defined just like the regular pyramid 
except that from left to right your base, or 
largest* word, is defined first, as that appears 
on top in the inverted pyramid, and in your 
" up and down " definitions you begin at the 
top left hand side and your first definition 
will be "a letter," your second definition a 
two letter word, etc. 

In constructing pyramids you may use 
base words as small as' seven letters and 
you may go from that as far as you like. 
Fifteen letter pyramids are no longer un- 
usual among the experts, but the beginner 
can get a lot of fun out of ljuilding and solv- 
ing the seven and nine letter varieties until 
he gets his hand well in, when no doubt he 
will want, and will have, something bigger. 
[Continued on page 34) 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 

Splendid Meeting at Grafton Closes a Successful 

Winter Season 

THE joint meeting and social of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Veterans' Asso- 
ciation and the Ladies' Auxiliary held 
on April 3 at Pythian Hall, Grafton, was 
one of the most delightful affairs of the 
series held by Ihtfse organizations during 
the past winter. The hall was filled by a 
large and interested audience and to say 
that everyone present thoroughly enjoyed 
the delightful program of entertainment 
provided, is putting the fact most mildly. 
The music supplied by the Rosier orchestra 
was one of the pleasant features. 

The exercises were opened by the sing- 
ing of "America" by the audience, and a 
prayer by the chaplain. Then the Veterans' 
Association conducted a brief business ses- 
sion. The Ladies' Auxiliary, in turn, held 
its business session. With the disposal of 
these matters the program was resumed by 
the singing of "Maryland, My Maryland." 
After another orchestra number, Mr. Gans, 
of the Safety Department, Baltimore, ran 
a number of reels of most interesting mov- 
ing pictures. He showed various lessons of 
Safety and in addition the construction or 
building of a modern railroad, ending with 

SEVERAL hundred people were present 
at the last meeting of the Ladies' 
Auxiliary and the Veterans, at Cum- 
berland, Md. Following the regular busi- 
ness session, T. J. Lucas was elected presi- 
dent of the organization. Addresses were 
made by the following officers of the Rail- 
road: E. W. Scheer, general manager; 
H. O. Hsrtzell, manager Commercial Devel- 
opment; George Sturmer, grand president, 
Baltimore and Ohio Veterans: H. R. Gibson, 
division engineer, Connellsville division; 
Thomas K. Fahertj-, assistant superin- 
tendent, Cumberland Division; C. W. Van 
Horn, superintendent, Cumberland Divi- 
sion; P. Phoenix, division freight agent. 

a historic picture of the building and devel- 
opment of the Baltimore and Ohio, the 
country's most historic railroad. 

This was followed by the singing of 
"Life's Railway to Heaven," by the music 
committee, and then Mrs. French Helms 
read most effectively an interesting story, 
entitled "The Old Woman's Railway 

After another orchestra selection Mr. 
Gans gave a clever little exhibition of 
sleight-of-hand work that proved most en- 
tertaining and amusing. This was followed 
by a duet by Mrs. Thos. Beall and daughter. 
Miss Ada May. Then Rev. P. T. Cricken- 
berger pronounced the benediction and the 
meeting was turned over to the ladies of the 
auxiliary, who served the whole assembly 
with a dehghtful luncheon. The meeting 
was then turned into a pleasant social 
affair and it was well on toward aiidnighi 
before the last of the crowd reluctantly 
departed for their homes. 

Since the meeting of the Grand Lodge 
in Baltimore, the Grafton Chapter of 
the Auxiliary has taken in more than 30 
new members. This is fine work. 

and R. W. Brown, superintendent, Connells- 
ville Division. 

J. A. Carnes, engineer, Rowlesburg, W. 
Va., was presented with a service button in 
acknowledgment of his fifty years of loyal 
service. The addresses were followed by 
an old fashioned square dance which was 
greatly enjoyed by the old folks as well as 
the young. The following program was 
given : Selections by the Peerless Orchestra ; 
violin solo, Virginia Shults, accompanist, 
Mrs. R. W. Trevaskis; reading, Mrs. E. T. 
Pritchard; Spanish dance, Evelyn Cofifee; 
vocal solo, Mrs. Chester Spring, accom- 
panist. Miss Eleanor Utt; reading, Mrs. 
Elizabeth R. Menafee; selections hy quar- 

tet composed of Cleveland E. Taylor, 
Howard Johnson, Florian Wilson and 
George Davis; piano solo, Miss Reba Dris- 
coll; reading. Miss Mary N. Barnett; vocal 
solos by Mrs. R. H. Compton and hy "Ed" 

Mrs. Barnett, president of the Ladies' 
Auxiliary, was instrumental in arranging 
the splendid program which was greatly 
enjoyed by all. 

Refreshments were served as a happy 
conclusion to an enjoyable evening. 

In Memoriam— 
Conductor John T. Severns 

By MAY. Jones 

ONE year ago Conductor John T. 
Severns received the last orders to 
run to the Great Beyond, and it 
seems fitting that a few words about this 
old time loyal Baltimore and Ohio man 
should appear in our Magazine. 

Born near Sykesville, Carroll County, 
Maryland, January 4, 1854, Mr. Severns 
was raised on a farm. Tiring of farm life, 
■ however, he accepted a position as brakeman 
on the P. & C. Railroad at Connellsville, 
Pa. After serving four years, he returned 
to Maryland, and went to work in what is 
now known as the Maintenance of Way 
Department, in Foreman Barrett's camp. 
He was transferred to the train service as 
freight brakeman at Baltimore, Md., July 
I, 1879, and promoted to freight conductor 
July I, 1883. He remained continuously 
in the service of the Company from that 
date as a conductor until the day of his 
death, March 20, 192 1. 

Captain John was one of the old type of 
employes, noted for his intense loyalty to 
the Baltimore and Ohio, and for his atten- 
tion to duty. He did not question "Who 
should do it?" but always did well what 
his hand found to do. His family came 
from Bucks Co., Pa., to Maryland in the 
year 1791, where they have since remained. 
Captain John wes married to Margaret E. 
Brandenburg of Woodbine, Carroll Co., 
Md., October 18, 1883. She died on October 
9, 1915. Of a family of nine children, seven 
are still living, four of whom are in the em- 
ploy of the Baltimore and Ohio, namely: 
Walter E., division accountant, Weston: 
Albert E., store clerk, Riverside; John W., 
car repairman, Locust Point; and Edwin 
F., machinist, Riverside. The other 
children living are Mrs. A. Lanier, Miss 
Myrtle E. and Robert E., all of Baltimore. 
Mabel and Bertha died in 1912 and 1893 

Captain John Severns and Engineer H. 
B. Lockhart were probably the first men 
examined for promotion on the Baltimore 
and Ohio, as prior to the examinations of 
these men, promotions were made simply 
on the recommendation of an engineer or 

Captain John was a loyal American, who 
worked during the entire period of the war. 

Cumberland Veterans Honored by Visit From 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 


when men wore badly needed, without 
losing a day. Although he had a remarkable 
constitution, it is clear that he overworked 
himself during this severe period, and this 
was the cause of his untimely and sudden 
death, at the age of 67 years. He was taken 
ill on his train in Brunswick yard, the latter 
part of December, 1920, was taken home 
and grew steadily worse until his death. 
He was a member of the Order of Con- 
ductors, P. O. S. of A., and P. 0. of A., and 
was buried by Collins Division No. 5 of 
the O. R. C. at Morgan Chapel, Woodbine, 
Md., on March 23, 1921. 

The Baltimore and Ohio lost a loyal 
worker, the family an afTectionate father, 
and hundreds of Railroad men a firm and 
tried friend. Of him it may truly be said, 
"Well done thou good and faithful servant 
— Enter now into thy rest." 

Connellsville Welcomes 
Grand Officers 

THE Connellsville Division Veterans, 
together with the Lddies' Auxiliary, 
entertained Mr. and Mrs. J. M. Gar- 
vey, the former grand vice-president of the 
Veterans and the latter holding the same 
office in the auxiliary, at a social and busi- 
ness meeting in the Y. ]M. C. A. on April 1 1 . 

Addresses w-ere made by Mr. and Mrs. 
Garvey, President P. J. Harrigan and F. T. 
Irwin, Mrs. William Pearson, president of 
the local auxiliary, and Mrs. Edward Marsh, 
treasurer. Mrs. James Cowgill enter- 
tained with a number of readings. Motion 
pictures also added to the evening's pleasure. 
Following the social^and business session, 
the ladies served a lunch. 

News from Martinsburg 

Mrs. C. Virginia Taylor 
Press Correspondent, Ladies' Auxiliary 

WE extend our sympathy to Sister 
Anna Burkhart, whose husband 
died suddenly. His death was due 
to heart trouble. We also extend our heart- 
felt sympathy to Mr. Burkhart 's mother, 
Mrs. W. A. Burkhart, our esteemed 

We also regret to learn of the death of 
Sister Jebadie Airhart, widow of the late 
Harry Airhart. Five children are left to 
mourn the deaths of father and mother. 
Mother. Death has never changed you. 
You are nearer than we think, 
We shall meet, for still we love you. 
And unbroken is the link. 

Brunswick Honors Secretary 

By R. L. Much, Conductor 

THE Veterans' Association held its 
business and social meeting in the 
auditorium of the Y. M. C. A. at 
Brunswick, on March 3. 

Brother Ray Smith, president, presented 
Secretary W. C. Compton with a handsome 

gold chain and charm in recognition of 
his faithful services. 

On one side of the charm there is the 
insignia of the Veterans, and on the other 
side, an inscription telling of the gratitude 
of the members for Mr. Compton 's services. 

Mr. Compton accepted the gift with a 
short speech of . appreciation. Refresh- 
ments were served, and everybody had a 
good time. Several new members were 
taken in, as is generally the case at our 
meetings, and the meeting as a whole was 
declared a great success. 

Martinsburg Oldtimers 

STAXDIXG high on the list of Veterans 
who help place Martinsburg on the 
railroad map, is Lewis Dugan, pen- 
sioned conductor, age 75. "Captain" 
Dugan was one of the Company's ablest 
conductors. He was unfortunate enough 
to lose an arm just before he was retired. 
He is now a professional gardener and 
delights in showing to visitors his splendid 
garden in North Martinsburg, now approach- 
ing the heighth of its ^^jfring gi'^ry. 

Mr. Hartzell Addresses Ohio Division Veterans 

By A. E. Erich, Correspondent 

ABOUT 200 members of the Veterans' 
Association, their families and other 
employes, gathered at the Eastern 
Star Temple, Chillicothe, on April 5 for a 
social session. G. W. Plumly, division 
operator and president of the Ohio Division 
Association, introduced the various speakers. 
H. O. Hartzell, manager, Commercial De- 
velopment, conveyed President Willard's 
message to the employes. He said that 
President Willard was well pleased with 
the Veterans' Association and extended 
his thanks to them for their hearty co- 
operation last year in securing new business 
for the Road and stated that if they will 
continue to do this, it will mean the re- 
turning to work of the furloughed men. 
He also mentioned that the number of 
furloughed men has been reduced just one- 

half in the past six months. 

G. W. Sturmer, grand president of the 
Veterans, gave encouraging reports of the 
growth of the organization, stating that 
the membership is now 11,000. 

The Snyder Brothers' quartette, all em- 
ployes, rendered several numbers. Edwin 
Rutherford, accompanied on the piano by 
Miss Mildred Curtis, both of the Account- 
ing Department, gave several violin selec- 
tions. All these numbers w-ere v\-ell re- 
ceived. The rest of the evening was spent 
in dancing. Refreshments were served at 
a late hour, and everybody had a good time. 
Credit is given.the entertainment committee 
for the pleasing manner in which they had 
tb' program arranged; also to the Ladies' 
Au.xiliary of the Association, who were 

responsible for the refreshments. 

When out into the world sometimes we must go, 
A pass is God's blessing through our grand B. & O. 

By Estella Ilellyer Pciiningiou, 
Wife of Philip ^L Pennington, Crossing Watchman, Cumberland, Md. 

I. Mrs. J. M. Garvey, Wheeling, W. Va., grand vice president. 2. Mrs. Frank M. Howard, 
Newark, Ohio, grand president. 3. Mrs. Otto Wallburg, Lima, Ohio, grand secretary. 4. Mrs. 
Anna Hopper, Garrett, Indiana, grand outer guard. 5. Mrs. W. E. Hodel, Grafton, W. Va., grand 
chaplain. 6. Mrs. G. A. Bowers, Baltimore, Md., grand treasurer. Mrs. H. C. Allgire, Bruns- 
wick, IS grand inner guard 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, igzz 


Relief Department — Advisory Committee 
Conducting Transportation Department 

L. W. Graham Operator, Kanawha Station, W. Va. 

C. H. Crawford , . .Yard Brakeman Glenwood, Pa. 

George G. James Conductor Baltimore. Md. 

John F. WrxxER Clerk New York, N. Y. 

Motive Power Department 

L. A. Gather Machinist Faimiont, W. Va. 

W. E. HoDEL Material Man Grafton, W. Va. 

P. J. Harrigax ^Mechanical Examiner Connellsville, Pa. 

H. W. Oldenburg Car Inspector Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Maintenance of Way Department 

W. A. Evans Section Foreman St. Louis, 111. 

J. S. Price Account Clerk . .Newark, Ohio. 

F. A. Taylor Master Carpenter Cumberland, Md. 

Henry F. Eggert • Track Foreman Pleasant Plain, Ohio. 

Statement of Pension Feature 
Employes who were honorably retired during March, 1922, and to whom pensions were granted; 


Last Occup.^tion 



Years OF 

I I 

Bramley, William. . 

Collins, George W 

Conley, William H 

Deneen, John B 

Dennison, James 

Draime, Edward 

Duvall, Joseph R 

Hassman, Jacob 

Higinbothom, Maurice H. 

Huff, Samuel E 

McCrisaken, Joseph V . . . 
jVlcDermott, George W. . . 

Meyers, John F. P 

Miller, Wilham H 

Molter, Charles 

Nicholson, Simon 

Richter, Mathias 

Ridgaway, Willidm E . . . . 

Schmaus, John 

Walsh, John W 








Car Repairer 


Yard Conductor . . , 






Assistant Foreman 



Lumber Handler . . 

Motive Power 

Maintenance of 'Way 

Motive Power 

Conducting Transportation 
Conducting Transportation 

Motive Power 

Maintenance of Wa}' 

Motive Power 

Maintenance of Way 

Conducting Transportation 


Maintenance of Way 

Motive Power 


Motive Power 

Motive Power 

Motive Power 

Motive Power 


Conducting Transportation 





















St. Louis 
















Connellsville. .-. . . 


The pajTTients to pensioned employes constitute a special roll contributed by the Company. 

During the calendar year 1921, $367,795.95 was paid out through the Pension Feature to those 
who have been honorably retired. 

The total pa\Tnents since the inauguration of the Pension Feature, October i, 1884 to Febru- 
ars' 28. 1922, amount to $4,692,822.25. 

The following pensioned employes, after serving the Company faithfully for a number of years, 
have died: 


Last Occupation 



D.\TE OF De.\th 


Baldwin, John T 

Boas, George W 

Bratt, Samuel J 

Doerflinger, Charles. . . 

Gabriel, Richard 

Handler, John. 

Hannigan, Denis 

Hull, John 

Hughes, Frank J 

Hutson, Robert E . . . . 

King, George, Sr 

Kuhn, George D., Sr... 

Norris, James 

O'Neill, Patrick 

Quinlan, John E 

Rolen, William F 

Rooney, Patrick 

Tudor, John C 

Whipple, George W . . . 
White, Samuel Owen.. 


Boilermaker Helper. 


Yard Clerk 

Car Sealer 


Car Oiler 






Car Oiler 


Crossing Watchman 


Crossing Watchman. 



Train Baggagemaster 

Conducting Transportation 

Motive Power 

Motive Power 

Conducting Transportation 
Conducting Transportation 
Conducting Transportation 

Motive Power 


Conducting Transportation 
Conducting Transportation 

Motive Power 

Motive Power 

Motive Power 

Motive Power 

Conducting Transportation 

Maintenance of Way 

Conducting Transportation 

Motive Power 

Motive Power 

Conducting Transportation 

Baltimore . . 


Baltimore . . 
Newark . . . . 
Indiana .... 


Cleveland . . 
Pittsburgh . . 
Pittsburgh . . 
Baltimore . . 
Newark .... 
Newark .... 


Chicago. . . . 


Baltimore . . 
Indiana .... 
Baltimore . . 

Feb. 22, 
Alar. 26, 
Mar. 19, 
Mar. 30, 
Mar. 20, 
Mar. ID, 
Mar. 3, 
Jan. 16, 
Feb. 26, 
Mar. 14, 
Mar. 14, 
Mar. 28, 
Mar. II, 
Mar. 6, 
Feb. 25, 
Mar. 22, 
Mar. 23, 
Mar. 29, 
Mar. 22, 
Mar. 22, 

1922 . 
1922 . 
1922 . 
1922 . 






^ altimore and Ohio Magazine. May.ig22 




I Pensioners' Roll of Honor \\ 


Oh, blest retirement! friend of life's decline — 
Retreat from care that ever must be thine; 
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these, 
A youth of labor with an age of ease. 

Olivick Goldsmith — "The Deserted Village' 

George W. Collins 

George W. Collins, pensioned trackman, 
was born in 1851. In 1868 he entered the 
service of tlie Baltimore and Ohio as track- 
man, Sykesville, Maryland. Here he work- 
ed continuously for 53 j^ears, a faithful ser- 
vice, worthy of the highest commendation. 

John W. Walsh 

John W. Walsh, pensioned passenger con- 
ductor, was born on April i, 1857. He en- 
tered the service of the Baltimore and Ohio 
as water boy on the Valley Division, at 
Winchester, Va., at the age of twelve. In 
1872 he went to work in the Baltimore and 
Ohio Rolling Mill, Cumberland, remaining 
in this service until the mill was closed. 
From here he went to Connellsville, where 
he entered the service as freight brakcman, 
Cumberland Division. In' 1879 he was 
promoted to freight conductor, and in 1893 

to passenger conductor. He remained in 
this service until he was pensioned, this ysar. 

Henry Constantine 

Henry Constantine, pensioned passenger 
conductor, was born in Baltimore, and was 
educated in the Academy of Bladensburg. 
He entered the service of the Baltimore and 
Ohio on May 15, 1881, as passenger brake- 
man, Baltimore. In 1885 he was made (rain 
baggageman, and in 1889 he was promoted 
to passenger conductor. Mr. Constantine 
is well known among his fellows, who claim 
that his popularity is accounted for in part 
by the fact that Mr. Constantine has man- 
aged to keep out of accidents and law suits. 

Mr. Constantine has a fine family, con- 
sisting of his wife, three daughters and a son. 

Michael Gallagher 

Michael Gallagher, pensioned foreman, 
St. Louis Division, was l)orn in Jefferson 

County, Indiana on March 17, 1853. At 
the age of twelve years he entered the ser- 
vice of the Railroad as water carrier on the 
old Ohio and Mississippi. A few months 
later he took the job of trackman. On Xov- 
ember i, 1877 he was made foreman. He 
served in this capacity until November i, 
192 1 when he was retired on pension. All 
of his time was spent on the Holton section 
of jhc Road, and it has been at Holton that 
he has lived for the past 44 years. 

Charles Moltcr 

Charles Molter, retired hostler, was born 
on February 23, 1851 in Muskingum Coun- 
ty, Ohio. He entered the service of the 
Baltimore and Ohio as laborer, at Newark, 
Ohio, on April 6, 1880. On October 12, 
1892 he was made hostler and continued 
in this service until he was retired on pen- 
sion on February 28, this year. Mr. and 
Mrs. Molter reside on Buena Vista Street, 
Newark, Ohio. 

Jacob Hassman 

Jacob Hassman, pensioned car repairman, 
Cumberland Division, was born at Krieg- 
baum, Maryland, on August 20, 1854. He 
attended school here and helped his father 
on the farm until he reached the age of 20. 
He than went to Lonaconing, where, for a 
few years, he was employed around the 
mines. On October i, 1874 he moved to 
Cumberland and entered the service of the 

Here is a bran new list of pensioners. They are, left to right, upper row: Charles Molter, George W. McDermott, John W. Walsh, Michael Gal- 
lagher. Lower row: Jacob Hassman, Joseph V. McCrisaken George W. Collins and Henry ConsUntine 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

Baltimore and Ohio as a car oiler. In 1901 
he became car repairman, and in 1910, 
freight car builder. He has worked con- 
tinuously in the serv'ice since he began, 
until he was pensioned, this year. 

Mr. Hassman has a}' of eight chil- 
dren, four of whom are married. 

George W. ]McDermott 

George W. McDermott, pensioned 
painter, Cumberland Division, was born on 
September 23 at Cumberland, Maryland. 
When he was three years old his family 
moved to Frederick, Maryland, where the 
boy attended school for several years. 
Later the family returned to Cumberland 
where he also attended school. However, 
at the age of 16 he gave up school to enter 
the service of the Railroad as laborer at 
the RolHng Mill. For 19 years he worked 
here, and was then transferred to the 
Maintenance of Way Departmentaspainter. 
Here he worked until January 30, this year 
when he was retired on pension. 

Mr. McDermott married in 1899. He 
has nine children, all of whom are living. 
His father died when he was quite young 
but -his mother lived to be 93 years old. 
She died in August of last year. Mr. Mc- 
Dermott and his family Hve at 46 Freder- 
ick Street, Cumberland, Marjdand. 

Joseph V. McCrisaken 

Joseph V. McCrisaken, pensioned oil 
distributor, Stores Department, Indiana, 
was born at Loogootee, Indiana, on Sep- 
tember 4, 1856. His parents were William 
and Mary A. (Hammond) McCrisaken. 
After attending school in Loogootee until 
he was 14 years old, Mr. McCrisaken. went 
to work on a nearby farm until he was of 
age. In 1877 he went to work for the 
Government as dredger on the Mississippi 
River. Here he remained for four years. 

In 1880 he returned to Indiana and ob- 
tained emploj-ment as coal miner. In 1 884 • 
he went to work for the M. K. &. T. Rail- 
road as trackman. Four years later he 
returned to Washington, Indiana, where he 
went to work for the old Ohio arid Miss- 
issippi — now a part of the Baltimore and 
Ohio — in the Stores Department. This 
position he hield until the time of his re- 
tirement, this year. 

Mr. McCrisaken was married to Miss 
Phoebe Loretta Bramble, in 1899. To this 
union seven children were born, all of whom 
are living, save one son who lost his life in 

New Equipment 

The Company recently placed an order for 
50 new cars for use in passenger train service, 
including forty coaches, two dining cars, 
three combination baggage and mail cars, 
and five postal cars. This equipment will • 
be constructed by the Pullman Company, of 
Chicago, for delivery late in August or 
early September, at an approximate cost of 

In the Realm of the Riddle 

{Continued from page 2g) 

Among the flat puzzles not previously 
described, the "transposition," "deletion" 
and " transdeletion " are rated very popular. 
The Key to Piitzledom describes a trans- 
position as follows: "A transposition of the 
letters of a word, by which another single 
word is obtained." Another way ot ex- 
pressing it is to say that you take a word, 
describe it in verse, then mix the letters up 
to form another word which you also 
describe in verse. 

A deletion is a puzzle in which you take 
a letter from a word, preferably other than 
the first or last letters, the remaining letters 
forming another word, the clue to each being 
given in the description, usually in verse. 
For instance, take the word noise, delete 
the I and you have the word nose without 
disturbing any of the other letters. 

A transdeletion is described in the Key 
as follows: "A deletion in which the first 
is obtained by transposition of the letters 
remaining after deleting whole." It 
might be plainer to say that in a trans- 
deletion you take a word which is \-our 
first or primal, then take out one let- 
ter and shuffle the remaining letters around 
to form an entirely new word which would 
be your final, second or last^ 

Here is an example of a transposition 
taken from the Key: 

With eyes suffused, her dear old face aglow. 
With pleasant memories of long ago, 
Grandma, in cosiest of easy chairs. 
Sits OXE the TWO she usually wears. 

The answer is "patc?hing" and "nightcap." 
ONE is "patching" and the letters are then 
transposed to make TWO which is "night- 
cap." This transposition was written by 

The following, by Cinders, is a good ex- 
ample of the deletion: 

In a LAST of magic potion, 

Of a liquor charmed and rare. 
Thou canst drown thine old emotion 

And secure surcease from care. 
'Tis a drink to soothe the fretful. 

Make the restless spirit calm, 
Of each sorrow be forgetful 

In the sweetness of the balm. ■ 

Of Lethean waters drinking 

Trouble dies within the breast. 
And from every memory shrinking. 

Thou canst find at last a rest. 
TOTAL questions may betide thee. 

Friendship pass in deep regret, 
This nepenthe stands beside thee, 

Drink its measure and — forget. 

The answer is "vital" for TOTAL from 
which the T is deleted making LAST 
"vial." Substitute "vital" for TOTAL 
and "vial" for LAST and you will have a 
very pretty little poem. 

As a sample for a transdeletion the follow- 
ing by Tranza is offered: 
While cruelty to animals I always deprecate. 
Yet just this once I quite insist that we 

A beautiful and spirited wild horse of 

That is — if we can capture it befcire it runs 

The race is won; the deed is done; the head- 
less trunk remains; 

But little good it is to us unless we use our 

And with a dextrous turn or two the letters 

To form a fierce and clumsy beast, no bet- 
ter for the change. 

The answer is -"Zebra" and "Bear." The 
"spirited wild horse of Africa" described 
in the first stanza is "zebra " from which the 
"Z" is deleted and the remaining letters 
transposed to form the word "bear," de- 
scribed in the second stanza. You will note 
the author did not use the words first or 
second, primal or final, as this was not 
necessary because of the manner in which 
he describes the two words in separate 

It occurs to me to suggest right here that 
you carefully preserve your copies of the 
M.agazixe', as you may want, from time to 
time, to refer to them for a description or 
an explanation of some puzzle that will 
appear in a later issue. 

I would like to see many of you take up 
the work of building new puzzle* with the 
assurance that if they are constructed ac- 
cording to our simple little rules and ex- 
planations they will be published over their 
makers' names. It is fine fun, besides being 
highly educational, to solve puzzles, but 
when you build them you are carried into 
many fields of knowledge that you would 
not reach by solving alone. So, while I 
would like to have a very large solvers' 
list, I also want a lot of new puzzles and I' 
hope many of you will get busy right away 
and find how interesting is the work of 

Guy F. Biggs of the Telegraph Office, 
Baltimore and Ohio Building, Baltimore, is 
the first to send in some new puzzles and ■ 
as they are very nice examples of their kind, 
I have given one of them the place of honor 
among the new puzzles published this month. 
We want a whole lot more Hke Guy Biggs 
and then we shall be sure to make this 
department a success. 

If you cannot solve all the puzzles each 
month send in a list of those you do solve, 
even though it be only one, and your name 
will be published in the solvers' list. 

You will notice No. 11 is a six-letter 
square and No. 12 a nine-letter diamond, 
which mark a Httle advance over our first 
efforts. However, there is an a.xiom among 
puzzlers that "the larger the form the easier 
to solve" because the more words used the 
more apt the solver is to guess one or more 
of them as a starter, and usually given one 
or two words you can work out the rest 
with patient effort. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May. 1922 


An Interesting Industry along the Line of the 

Baltimore and Ohio 

Bird's Eye View of J. L. Stifel & Sons' Plant Today 

Mr. Wm. F. Stifel, 

J. L. Stifel & Sons 
Wheeling, W. Va. 

I/Ower right: The corner building is where this industry was 
started in 1835 

"Stifel Indigo" 

A Business Founded on the 
Rock of Friendship 
and Integrity 

IN a pleasant interview with the mem- 
bers of the firm of J. L. STIFEL & 
were given a sketch of tlie wonderful in- 
dustry which they have built up at Wheel- 
ing, W. Va. Starting in probably the 
smallest way that a business could be 
started, it is now one of the largest of its 
kind in the country, and is known not only 
in the United States but all over the world. 

In describing this growth, Wm. F. Stifel, 
the president, said: "This business was 
estabhshed on the basis of FRIENDSHIP 
with the customers, and our main prin- 
ciple has always been HONESTY of pur- 
pose in manufacturing a fabric of value 
and dealing with all our trade on that 
basis. In my opinion this is che main 
factor in any business that is to succeed. 

I do not believe any business will en- 
dure that is not founded on INTEGRITY. 

Our business was started as a small enter- 
prise and has grown to an enormous one 
because our policy has always been to con- 
sider each customer as a personal friend, 
entitled to the best we can give him. 
It has not invariably seemed to our inter- 
est to do this but the rule has been rigidly 
adhered to and in the long run, it has 
brought us prosperity, and we feel we have 
established an industry to be proud of. 
No matter where you turn now-a-days, 
railroads, factories, shipyards, machine 
shops, farms, throughout the world, you 
will find a large number of the workmen 
and working girls dressed in the cloth we 
manufacture. It is an ideal fabric for 
them. Tough fibred, practically indestruct- 
ible in color and weave, soft finished, easily 
laundered, made in a variety of weights 
and. patterns, STIFEL'S INDIGO CLOTH 
has never been successfully imitated. 

I am proud of our product and the policy 
that was originated by my father in 1835 
when he founded the firm of J. L. STIFEL 
& SONS. These will never be changed as- 
long as I am president and as long as the 
business remains tjj^ property of the family, 
for these same ideas are heartily believed in 
bv the other members of the firm, the two 
sons of my brother and my own son. So 
you will see that the big Indigo Cloth with 
the Little Boot Trade Mark on the back, 
has in reality been established on a solid 
rock foundation. It is so well known as a 
good, honest fabric, and tha business is so 
well established and protected that it is my 
pre.iiction that it will continue • to live 
under the same principles for many, 
many years and in its growth become 
better established each year in the minds 
of the people as an honest fabric that 
gives the people their money's worth." 


Baliiniore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

Readers— Please Note ! 

It will he seen that most oj the items on this and the opposite page, are dated months 
hack. Limited space alone has prevented their previous puhlication. There are 
many more to come and we hope that conditions will warrant their more seasonable 
appearance in the Magazine, even to an increase in the number of our pages. 

Swedish American Line's Party for Sweden 

Baltimore and Ohio Cleveland to Washington Tcuring ] 

for far away Sweden, arriving at Gothen- 
burg the afternoon of December 13, thus 
making the journey in about nine days 
and 19 hours. 

J. J. Doyle 

THE members of this party left Alin- 
neapofis via the Chicago Great 
Western Railroad on the evening of 
November 29, under the personal super- 
vision of H. C. Strohm, our northwestern 
passenger agent, and Mr. Nils Nilson, 
general northwestern passenger agent of 
the Swedish American Line, through to 
New York. 

The party numbered 170 passengers, 
from Minnesota, North and South Dakota, 
Montana and Wisconsin. Practically all 
of them were sons and daughters of Sweden, 
intent on spending Christmas among 
relatives and old friends, to return to the 
United States again in the spring. The 
party -comprised people from various walks 
of life, farmers, contractors, physicians, 
lawyers, etc. 

The party left Chicago on No. 10 on 
the morning of November 30, and arrived 
at Washington, D. C, on December i. 
Advance arrangements were made to have 
the entire party photographed on the 
steps of the Capitol, a picture of some of 
the passengers being shown on this page. 
Five hours were spent sight-seeing in 
Washington, the party leaving for New York 
at 1. 00 P. M. 

When crossing the Delaware river Mr. 
Nilson reminded the passengers of the fact 
that it is now more than 283 years since the 
first party of Swedish emigrants left Sweden 
for America in two small sailing vessels, 
named "Kalmar Nyckel" and "Fogel 
Grip." They landed at Delaware Bay, 
and there started the first Swedish colony 
in America. Other Swedish immigrants 
arrived here even earlier, but the two 
vessels above named sailed from Sweden 
direct to Delaware Bay. They were more 
than six months on the way across the 
Atlantic and arrived at Delaware Bay in 
the spring of 1638. 

Since then Swedes have reached our 
shores in ever increasing numbers, thus 
necessitating .the establishment of a direct 
. ,,lilie 3-;@f large, confortable, steady and 
modern "steamers between Gothenburg 
and New York. 

Mr. Strohm, our northwestern passenger 
agent, accompanied Mr. Nilson on board 
. the "DROTTNINGHOLM," on the 
sailing date, December 3, and had an 
opportunity to thoroughly inspect the 
ship, as well as to confirm by his own 
experience the excellence of its cuisine. 

Promptly at two o'clock the whistle 
blew for departure, and the steamer left 

Woodlawn, Pa. 

February 27, 1922. 

Mr. J. J. Doyle, C. P. A., 
Baltimore and Ohio R. R. Co., 
Pittsburgh, Pa.,, 
Dear Sir: — 

.1 recently received a letter from my 
mother, who went to De Land, Florida, 
in part over the Baltimore and Ohio, and 
in it she spoke of the courtesy and kindness 
extended her by you when securing her 
reservations and tickets. 

She has asked me to thank you for her. 
This I am doing and at the same time wish 
to include my own thanks. It is always 
a pleasure to do business with people who 
are kind and courteous and who do not 
deem it a hardship to go out of their way 
to do a favor. This is all the more appre- 
ciated by me because the recipient of these 
courtesies was my own mother. 

And as we all love our mothers, sj do we 
all appreciate any help or kindness shown 
them by others. 

That you may be happy and enjoy 
success and prosperity is the sincere wish 
of my mother and myself. 

Gratefully yours, 
(Signel) Joseph E. Cochran 

Swedish and American Line Special Party for S. S. "Drottningholm," th 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 



;eived by Mrs. Harding at the White House on March 30 

The Agent at Dawson, Pa. 

Train Porter Wilson to 
the Fore 


Dawson, Pa., December S, 1921. 

Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Co., 
Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Attention, Mr. Dur.\nt: 
Dear Sir: — I presume it is rather unusual 
to have a patron of your railroad write you 
concerning your agents, more especially 
when they have no criticism to make, but 
I feel that in justice to your agent and clerk 
at Dawson, a word of commendation is 
due them. 

I had occasion to observe the courtesy 
and efficiency of your agent and clerk here 
on Monday evening, especially. I was 
acting as pall bearer when' the body of Air. 
J. H. Price, our secretary and treasurer, was 
put on Train No. 15 for Milwaukee, Wis. 
Air. Muirhead showed rare courtesy and 
efficiency on this occasion and I determined 
at that time that I would bring the matter 
to your attention.'' 

Another thing which to me is very pleasing 
is their habit of a pleasant "thank you" 
when you pay a freight bill or purchase a 

My personal opinion is that your patrons 
at Dawson, Pa., are being more efficiently 
and courteously treated right now than they 
have ever been in the past. 

I am writing this letter, of course, with- 
out their knowledge or solicitation, because 
I feel it is due them. 

Yours truly, 
("Signed) Geo. L. Whipkey 

Publishers and Proprietors 
Daily and Weekly Intelligencer, 
Job Printers and Book Binding, 
Wheeling, W. Va. 

August 25, 1921. 
Mr. C. W. G.-vlloway, V. P., 
Baltimore & Ohio R. R. Co., 
Baltimore, Md. 

Dear Sir — I am writing you this letter to 
recommend to your good graces one James 
P. Wilson, train porter on No. 15 out of 

Three weeks ago I lost a ticket from 
Baltimore to Clarksburg, and Mr. Wilson 
found it on the platform of the train and 
promptly returned it. 

He would not accept any money for his 
honesty, and I feel that such employes 
should be commended to their superiors. 

Believe me to be. 

Yours very truly, 
(Signed) John W. Kikk 

Service Brought This Encour- 
aging Letter 

Washington, D. C, October 1 3, 1921 
Mr. W. G. Brown, 
General Passenger Agent, 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
Chicago, 111. 

Dear Sir — I desire to express my appre- 
ciation of the excellent service we received 
on a recent trip over your road, from 

Chicago, Illinois, to Washington, D. C. 
Uniformity in speed and care exercised in 
starting and stopping were noticeable fea- 
tures. The Pullman porter service was of 
an exceptionally high character. I have 
never traveled with a porter who, for effi- 
ciency in every respect, excelled the one on 
this run. I traveled on train No. 10, Pull- 
man No. 60 (Sidor), leaving Chicago at 
9.30 a. m., on October 10. As usual, we 
arrived on schedule time. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) W. G. HoucK, 
U. S. Buieau of Animal Industry. 

Commends Service to Station 

United States Department of Agri- 


Beltsville, Md. October 24, 1921 
Mr. E. W, Pearre, .Station Agent, 
Beltsville, Md. 

Dear Sir — On my recent trip to St. Paul 
Minn., I was pleased to note that the 
Baltimore and Ohio was r^ht on the job 
and after business. A representative of 
the Baltimore and Ohio was on hand to 
fix up transportation both in going from 
Washington to St. Paul and also for the 
return trip. 

Personally I like to travel on your rail- 
road because of the good meals served in 
the dining cars and because of the provision 
made for the comlort of the passengers in 
the way of observation cars. 

Very truly yours, 
. (Signed) V. E. Woodward 


k Steps of U. S. Capitol, Washington, D. C, December i, 192 1 

Ealiw.ore and Ohio Magazine. May. IQ22 

Women's Department Ij 

\ Edited by Margaret Talbott Stevens j/ 

The Working Man's Dinner Pail 

. By Lillian Betony 
Daughter of Section Foreman, Cadell, W. Va. 

Note: Among the entries sent in for our n'omen's Dinner Pail Contest last 
summer was one from Lillian Betony, youngest of the contributors, being a giil 
of fourteen. Her paper, while it did not e.xacty fill the requirements of the contest 
rules, contains some excellent ideas and special study and much preparation. 
We are glad to present this essay to our women readers, and we hope to hear 
from Lillian again. We prophesy that she will be, if she is not already, a good 
housekeeper — A ssociate Editor. 

THE working man always has an in- 
spiration according to whether his 
dinner is well packed or not. The 
better his dinner is made up, the more in- 
spiration, energy and thought he has in his 
work. The meal or lunch which has to be 
made up has to be judged according to 
whether it is breakfast, dinner, or supper, 
also according to the season, the weather; 
whether the man is strong, healthy, and 
a good eater; whether he has a light or 
heavy job. But we need most to calculate 
the output of energy. 

The next thing to be considered is the 
function of the foods. The foods provide 

(1) material for the growth of the body as 
well as for the repair of worn out tissues. 

(2) They furnish the necessary energy for 
muscular work and for the maintaining of 
heat in the body. The value of energy in 
foods is another important thing. The heat 
of the body as well as the energy used in 
muscular work results from the oxidat~ion 
of food materials. 

The Amount and Nature of Foods 
Necessary for Health 

It is pretty hard to find out just how much 
and what kind of food is best adapted for 
the preservation of health; evidently many 
conditions enter into the problem, such as 
one's age, weight, and occupation, also the 
climate in which one lives. 

Since the fats and carbohydrates have 
nearly the same function, to state the food 
requirements for a period of say 24 hours, 
it is sufficient to give simply the weight 
of proteins necessary. 

The following dietary standards, proposed 
by Atwater, are generally accepted. They 
give the food requirements for a period 
of 24 hours: 

Character of Individual 

Man with verj' hard muscular work 

Man with moderately active muscular work. . 
Man with light to moderate muscular work.. 

Man with sedentary work 

Man with light work (leisure) 


We will now discuss how a good many 
meals are prepared and the points to be 
emphasized. In my opinion, Honorable 
Judges, I think there are some women who 
really don't care what they put into the 
dinner pail, while there are others who really 
care. There are some women who have 
no pride in their husband's meals; who 
do not get up in time; who let the 
husband cram a few things into the dinner 
pail, maybe dirty, maybe clean, by luck. 
This is not right, for dirtiness will develop 
disease, etc. 

There are some women who are spenders, 
and who just get sweets and such foods 
that have small food values. 

The main part to be emphasized in this 
problem is the COST of food as related to 
the NUTRITIVE VALUE. The food 
should be carefully selected and well adapted 
to the needs of the individual who is to eat 
it. I think that it is sometimes well that 
the husband should sometimes lend a hint 
to wifey as to what he likes best in his din- 
ner pail. And another thing: Even if the 
food is selected and has good food values, 
if it is not cooked right, there will be no 
appreciation of the food; if it is not fit to 
eat by the time for the meal, that will be 
worse yet. But I think this danger can be 
lessened by the use of carefulness and the 
utility of the wife's hands to make a perfect 
meal for hsr husband, who will appreciate 
it and have more admiration for her cooking, 
making for happiness. ' 

If a meal is not well prepared, the indi- 
vidual, if he is a hard worker, will soon be 
worn out, as he will not get enough food to 
build up the tissues of the body. In my 
opinion, this is what makes him cross and 
surly. Take care of the bread winner of 

Protein Fuel 

Required Value 

1 75.^ ' 5500 calories 

I23g 3400 calories 

I I2g 3050 calories 

loog 2700 calories 

90g 24.50 calories 

the family, and life will be smiles clear 

How Shall We Prepare the Lunch? 

\"ow, let us see what we would fi.x for the 
dinner pail, how we would fix it, in pail, 
basket, or box. 

I think a dinner pail with a thermos bot- 
tle in which to keep anything warm or cold, 
is best adapted for the hard working rail- 
road man, but as the excuse generally 
comes up, "They are too expensive," etc., 
we will make the best we can of just the 
dinner pail. What kind? An aluminum 
one, clean and shin}^ or a dirty, rusty one? 
Well, I prefer the aluminuhi dinner pail, 
one that the consumer of the meal may be 
proud of eating from. For whom? Well, 
let's say a track foreman. What meal? 
Let's say dinner. 

I would have a salad, sandwiches, fruit, 
cake, meat, strong cofifee (cream and sugar). 
Well, we don't want too much; enough of 
these and he'll be satisfied. 

Now that wd've named the different 
things needed, how are you going to fix 

I would fix five sandwiches, say either 
ham, cheese, or some salad with meat. 
The bread is to be fresh, and sandwiches 
should be wrapped in clean wax paper to 
keep them fresh and clean. 

As for salad, I think chicken with salad 
dressing would be appropri^e. Pimento 
and cheese salad is also good for this pur- 
pose; other "make-ups" can be gotten from 
any good recipe books. The fruit can be 
either raw, such as banana, orange, or 
grapes, or it can be canned peaches or other 
canned fruits. Cake will always be more 
appreciated if made by wifey's hand than 
if bought at stores, or home-made pies may 
take the place of this. Pies must be well 
made, however, without hard tack for crust. 
As to the meat, use steak, Chile Con Came, 
or any other compounds of meat. These 
should have little relishes to go with them. 
Some men like onions or celer>'; it will not 
hurt to put these in extr'a. Coffee should 
be prepared pretty strong; if the weather 
is warm, the milk should be boiled so as to 
kill all of the living micro-organisms so as 
to keep the milk from spoiling. Sugar 
should be added. Everj-thing in the pail 
must be put in in order. Salad should be 
put in an individual casserole and a tea- 
spoon and small fork should be laid on top 
carefull\'. ' Everything should be put so as 
not to muss up. Then the lid goes on — a 
little shining on ths outside — and the meal 
is packed! 

(Fuel values of any of the principal foods 
may be had by writing the associate editor.) 

Fried Tomatoes 

Slice as many tomatoes as needed. 
Sprinkle with pepper, salt and sugar; dip 
in cracker dust or cornmeal, and frj' in hot 
fat. If preferred, they may be fried with- 
out the addition of either cornmeal or 
cracker, dust, and served with milk sauce. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. May, IQ22 


Apple Sauce Cake 

As baked by Mrs. George D. Crone, wife of retired usher, Camden Station, Balto., Md. 


(^4 Dialogue that really took place) 

Time: Saturday afternoon. 

Place: Day coach in New York train. 

Persons: Little Girl and Big Conductor. 

{Conductor enters and starts down aisle. 
Little Girl catches him by the sleeve. ) 

Little Girl: Mister Conductor, when are 
you going to get us to New York? 

Big Conductor (stopping and taking 
hold of her hand): What's this? And why 
are you so an.\ious to get there? 

Little Girl : Because my Grandmamma 
lives there and she has a kitty cat lor me, 
an I want to see it, 'deed I do. 

Big Conductor: Well, well! Didn't you 
ever have a kitty cat of your own ? 

Little Girl: Oh, j-es, Sir, but he went 
away. He ran away one night, and never 
came back. He was gray and his name was 
Ginger. That's what I'm going to name my 
new kitty cat when I get him. 

Big Conductor: Well, now, isn't that 
funny? Did Old Ginger have red eyes? 

Little Girl (laughing) : Oh, no, Sir, he had — 

Big Conductor: Lavender eyes? 

Little Girl: Oh, no, he had — 

Big Conductor: Yellow eyes? 

Little Girl: No, Sir, I'll tell you, I know, 
for he was my cat. He had gray, gieenish 

Big Conductor: Well, what do you 
think of that? I had a cat named Ginger, 
too. Let me tell you about him. He lived 
with us for many years. At last he got 
a bad tooth. Then he went blind. Finally, 
he died and went t«. cat heaven. 

Little Girl: Did your cat say his prayers 
before he went to sleep? My Ginger used 
to put his paws over his eves and say his 

Big Conductor: I don't know about say- 
ing his prayers, but, believe me, he knew 
how to ask for something to eat. 
(Train pulls into Bound Brook, New Jersey.) 

Good by, Little Girl, give my love to 

Little Gill: Yes, Sir, Good by. 

Helpful Hints 

By Marie Slatterick, 
Division Engineer's Office, Wheeling, W.Va. 

WHEN using confectioner's sugar for 
making cake icing, always mix it 
with hot water or milk, as the case 
may be. The hot liquid dissolves the sugar 
more completely and takes away that 
'sugary" taste. 

Lemon juice is excellent for manicuring 
your nails. It removes the stains and leaves 
the nails pretty and pink. 

"Knickers" are much handier than skirts 
when you run a car; they don't get in the 
way of the handling mechanism. 

When j-ou have 3-our photograph taken, 
please don't use rouge. It always photo- 
graphs dark or black and makes shadows 
on the face in the picture. 

Now here's Sister Crone with an apple 

sauce cake! 
Her folks all can tell you she knows how 

to bake. 

'Twill do for a birthday, lor Sunday, or 

You've company for supper, (and they'll 

come again). 
You do not need eggs — now isn't that nice? 
And it tastes like a fruit cake all loaded 

with spice. 

Take two cups of sugar, two of stewed 

apples, too — 
The latter imsweetened, for the two cups 

will do — 

Of good, yellow butter a full quarter 

Beat well together and stir 'round and 

Two teaspoons of soda, dissolved in some 
milk — 

A quarter of a cupful, and l^eat smooth 
as silk. 

Now four cups of flour, seeded raisins one 

Half a teaspoon of salt, half a nutmeg so 

Half a teaspoon of cloves and of cinnamon, 

Now you're ready to bake it — you'll know 

what to do. 
If you want it for Christmas, 'twill make 

your soul glad 
If some citron and i6 fine walnuts you add 

I Dear Women Readers: 

I Every morning, just before the time for my alarm clock to ring, I am 

I awakened by the voice of a little boy. Rain or shine, it is all the same. Down 

I on the street just below my window he walks. He doesn't even know that I 

I am listening to his singing, but as sure as morning comes, he is there. He lives 

I in a little side street. His father goes to work very' early in the morning, and the 

I little fellow gets up when daddy does, so that he can go for the bread for daddy's 

i breakfast. I have never been able to find out anything about him. I only know 

i that he is about five years old, and as ragged and as dirty as a little tramp, 
i One morning I arose a little earlier than usual and came out of the house 

I just as he was going by. He had on the same clothes that I had seen from my 

j window day after day — a httle blue striped jacket with torn sleeves, showing 

I soiled underclothing, and a pair of little straight pants of no particular color. 

I It was a cold morning and he had no coat, but he did not seem to miftd. He 

i swung along at exactly the same gait as he has walked on every other morning 

I for more than a year, his little hands stuck into his pockets, his head up, his 

I chest thrown out, and his mouth open, for he was singing. No matter whether 

j the w-ords were right or not, he had the tune. 

{ "Good morning," I called to him. He stopped singing, but kept walkiii^ 

I "Hello," he said. I caught up with him and began walking beside him. 

I "You're a great little singer," I told him, "Do you know what you remind 

I me of?" • 
I "What?" 

I "A man once wrote a poem about a robin singing in the ra;ii, and how 

1 beautiful his song was. I think that you're my little robin'." 
I "Was the robin singing in the rain?" 

I "Yes." 

I "Was he up in a tree?" 

I "Yes." 

I "Wasn't he going after something to eat "for breakfast?" 

1 "No." 

j " Lazy thing !" he said scornfully, "Why didn't he'go hunting for something 

I to eat?" 

I " I suppose the man threw him some crumbs and he didn't have to." 

I "Huh! Well, he was a robin. I'm a man and I work for my living." 

j "You do," I assured him as he entered the store, "and you sing while you 

j work." 

i Some folks can sing and some can work, but blessed is he who feels like 

I singing while he is at work, for he it is who loves his job. 

I Yours sincerely, 



Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

The New Modes Feature the Charm of Simplicity 

By Maude Hall 

HAVING definitely decided upon the 
downward trend for waists and 
skirts as the new note to be em- 
phasized this season, Fashion will continue 
to preach the vogue of the straight line 
dress and to laud the charm of simplicity. 

Particularly becoming to the slender and 
youthful-appearing, is a dress of organdy 
embroidered all over with a scattered floral 
pattern. The long-waisted blouse closes at 
the left side, narrow plaits being taken into 
the underarm ssams at the front. Draped 
over the straight, gathered skirt are panels 
of self-material which dip in points below 
the hem and have the edges finished with 
picot points in Irish crochet. Two-color 
satin ribbon forms the very narrow girdle, 
or belt, as you will. This is finished with a 
quaint little rosette and repeats the leading 
colors in the organdy. Finisliing the elbow 
sleeves are cufl:s of fine white batiste, while 
the neck is edged with a plaited ruffle of 
very dainty French net. 

Quite unusual is a frock of unbleached 
linen, embroidered in the bold colors which 
characterize peasant embroidery. The 
trimming forms a border about the lower 
edge of the skirt and on the sleeves, which 
show their greatest fulness below the elbows. 
A round collar of self-material, edged with 
a very fine accordion plaited frill, finishes 
the neck. 

According to the highest authorities, 
black hss been abandoned for evening 
wear and its supremacy is seriously 
threatened for daytime use. Brown, 
which is shown in so . many delightful 
shades, is black's most dangerous rival. 
It is lovely not only in the cottons, but 

in woolens, such as the flannels de luxe, 
piquetines, twillcords, cashmeres and a 
new plain . fabric called haska natte, 
because the cashmere wool is woven in a 
square weave, as are all the natte materials. 

The plaids and checks are favored for 
frocks of the jumper variety. Practical 
and smart is a design in brown and tan 
check, trimmed with tan flannel. The 
dress is cut in a pronounced V back and 
front, the armholes being as large as the 
neck is deep and rather inclined toward 
the same shape as the neck. There are 
shirrings at the sides, held in place by the 
aid of elastic bands inserted on the reverse 
.?ide of the dress. Tan flannel forms the 
blouse and band at the lower edge of the 

The cape fills such an important place in 
the season's wardrobe, that more time than 
ever is spent upon its design. For very 
late Spring and early Summer there is a 
new model, fashioned of soft silk crepe or 
crepe satin. It has a round yoke, to which 
the cape proper is gathered. Deep tucks 
trim the cape, starting at the yoke and 
continuing to the lower edge. They extend 
only around the sides, leaving the back 
always in panel effect and the front forming 
a panel when the cape is closed. 

Sizes of Patterns 

Dress No. 1030. Sizes 34 to 48 inches 

Dress No. 9997. Sizes 34 to 46 inches 
bust and 16 to 20 years. 

Dress No. 9995. Sizes 34 to 44 inches 

Girls' Dress No. 1039. Sizes 6, 8, 10, 
12, 13, 14. 15, 16, and 17 years. 

Dress No. 1017. Sizes 34 to 48 inches 

Dress No. 1013. Sizes 34 to 46 inches 
bust and 16 to 20 years. 

Introducing New Chil- 
dren's Modes 

SIMPLICITY and careful at tention to 
lines are emphasized in the now styles 
for children. Take, for example, the 
little model to the left, carried out in figured 
pique. It is ornamented only with collar 
and cuffs of white organdy, yet \a exceed- 
ingly pretty. Medium size requires 2]4 
yards 36-inch figured, and H yard plain 

A chintz print with rust as the predom- 
inating color, is used for the second dress, 
which features a suspender arrangement. 
The blouse is of light tan batiste, while the 
tie is of two-tone satin ribbon, combining 
rust and navy blue. Medium size requires 
I K yard 36-inch material for the skirt and 
i?4 yard 36-inch batiste for the blouse. 

First Model: Pictorial Review Girls. 
Dress No. 9908. Sizes, 2 to 6 years' 
Price, 30 cents. 

Second Model: Girls' Skirt No. 9909. 
Sizes, 6 to 18 years. Price, 20 cents. 

Blouse No. 9930. Sizes, 6 to 18 years. 
Price, 20 cents. 

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Lesson in Home Dressmaking 

Slip-On Blouse with Long-Waisted, Removable Blouse Suit- 
able for Two Materials 

Youthful Frocks Echo 
Grown-Up Styles 

W ''EARING a dress that makes her 
eonsidcr herself first in importanee, 
the Httle miss gives preferenec to 
straight lines and kimono sleeves. Plain 
and plaid gingham are used for its develop- 
ment, the quantity of material required 
being equally divided, i ^ yard of eaeh, 
36 inches wide, for medium size. 

The straight-line frock of. brown gingham 
which takes second place, is developed in 
copper color gingham trimmed with self- 
material in blue and copper plaid. A nar- 
row Ijclt, twice wound round the finger only 
emphasizes the length of the waist. The 
sleeves are gather*! into narrow bands of 
the plain gingham. Aledium size requires 
4 yards 36-inch plain and i yard 36-inch 
plaid gingham. 

First Model: Pictorial Review Dress 
No. 9902. Sizes, 4 to 10 years. Price, 
30 cents. 

Second Model: Dress No. 9926. 
Sizes, 34 to 48 inches bust. Price, 35 cents. 
Fruit Punch 

(This recipe makes about three quarts.) 

1 quart tea, prepared as for iced tea. 

I pineapple, shredded, or i large can pre- 
served pineapple, shredded. 

3 lemons (pulp and juice). 

6 oranges (pulp and juice). 

3j cups sugar. 

I pint grape juice. 

I pint water. 

I small bottle maraschino cherries. 

If preserved pineapple is used, add the 
juice also, for less sugar will then be re- 
quired. If the lemons are boiled for a few 
minutes they become very soft and a greater 
amount of juice can be obtained from 
them; do not use the skins of the lemons. 
Cut the cherries in halves and add these 
last, also with their juice. Water can be 
used instead of the tea, but tea makes a fine 
basis for ^ny kind of fruit punch. The 
grape juice may be omitted and water used 
instead, if preferred. Chill and serve in 
sherbet cups. 

TWO-FABRIC blouses are as much in 
fashionable demand as two-fabric 
dresses. A pleasing model is this, 
which introduces an'overblouse with deeply 
cut neck and large armholcs. The blouse 
is gathered in front and back to a round 
collar, .vhile the sleeves are slashed and 
gathered into narrow h-inds at the wrists. 
In medium size the model requires ij^ 
yard 36-inch material fc the blouse and 
■Ji yard 36-inch wide for the jumper. 

The front and back of the jumper are 
cut on an open width of material, as 
shown in the cutting guide. The blouse, 
however, is cut from ihc folded goods, 
the front and hack being laid with triple 
"TTT" perforations on the lengthwise 
fold. Sleeve and cuff have the large "O" 
perforations resting on a lengthwise thread. 

To make the blouse, slash through the 
fold at center-front of front .section, froui 
u])per i-dge as far down as the large "O" 
perforation and finish slashed edging for 
closing. Close underarm and shoulder 
seams, then hem the lower edge of the 
blouse, inserting a tape or clastic to regu- 
late the fulness. For the round neck, 
adjust tape or a strip of material the length 
of the stays underneath the gathers at 
upper edge in. front and nack, and draw 
gathers in to fit the stays. 

Slash sleeve up from lower edge along 
line of three single small "o" perforations 
and finish slashed edges. Close seam as 
notched. Gather sleeve at lower edge 
between "T" perforations and sew cuff to 
gathered edge. Lap end .of cuT matching 
small "o" perforations and finish for 
closing. Sew sleeve in armhole as notched, 
with small "o" perforation at shoulder 
seam. Bring seam of sleeve to underarm 
seam, easing in any fulness between the 


notches. Hold sleeve toward you when 
basting it in the armhole. 

Then take the overblouse and close 
underarm and shoulder seams as notched. 
Leave left underarm edges free and finish 
for closing. The neck and armholcs may 
be finished with braid or blanket stitch 

.Si.iPON Blouse No. 9914. .Sizes, 34 
t( 46 inches Price, 35 ce..t=.. 

It was little Billie's first Christmas tree. 
How Ijeautiful it was! And Santa Claus had 
trimmed it, too. Trimming it meant hang- 
ing lots of lovely balls and tinsel on it. It 
must be wonderful to trim a tree. "Billie" 
was thinking all about this when "Daddy" 
came in. 

"I shall take little "Billie" over to the 
barber's to get his hair trimmed," said 
"Daddy" to mother. 

"Oh, no, please don't!" begged "Billie" 
"it's all right to hang tinsel on Christmas 
trees, but 'ceed I don't want an\- on my 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

Here's Where You Get the Famous Deer Park Water 

By Lena Rcis, 14 years old, Daughter of Operator, Deer Park, Aid. 
Second Prize, Class A. 

Deer Park, the town where I was born 
and raised, is a town of about three hundred 
and fifty inhabitants. It is situated on a 
tableland among the glades of Garrett 
County, Maryland, and lies about 2,448 
feet above sea level. It is about six miles 
east of Oakland, the county seat of Garrett 
County, and is one mile square in size. 

Deer Park was built up on the site of the 
former Penny Estate, known as " Peace and 
Plenty" tract, in the year 1865, by Col. 
T. B. Davis and a Mr. Emil F. Droge. 
Mr. Droge operated a large lumber mill 
at this time and owned a private herd of 
deer; hence the name of the town. Deer 
Park was incorporated in the year 1883. 

Friendly Hall, which is used by residents 
for social gatherings of all kinds, is a gift 
of Mr. and Mrs. J. W. Williams. We also 
have another very large hall which is hired 
out for dancing, basketball and roller 
skating. There is also a stage for amateur 
theatricals and entertainments by schools 
and Sunday schools. This is known as 
Savedge's Hall. 

The three general merchandise stores, 
where we can buy most anything that is 
wanted, are used by citizens and farmers 
in our neighborhood. There are two 
general blacksmith shops. There are 
Methodist, Lutheran, and Union churches, 
and a Roman Catholic chapel, which is 
located among the Deer Park Hotel cot- 
tages. Two pool parlors, a barber shop, 
drug store, and one resident physician are 
all located here. The physician is Dr. 

We have a number of boarding houses 
where people of small means may stop for 
a meal or spend a short time during the 
Summer. There is a post office, under 
the management of Postmaster L. D. 
Thrasher. There are two rural carriers. 
At present, Mr. Albert Thrasher is mayor 
of our town. 

• Hiere are the well known Deer Park 
Hotels, three very large buildings and ten 
cottages attached, also the following private 
cottages: Josias Pennington, Lord Cottage 
(which was built and occupied by former 
President C. K. Lord, of the Baltimore 
and Ohio), Col. Hyle Cottage, and the 
beautiful home of Col. John T. AIcGraw. 

Air. T. Harrison Garrett also built a fine 
cottage here. Mr. John W. Garrett, who 
built a fine cottage beside the Deer Park 
Hotel, had an artesian well dri'led close 
to the Baltimore and Ohio tracks. This 
well is 2400 feet deep; it was drilled in 
1873, but the flow of water has never 

An 18 hole golf course is located on the 
Hotel grounds. Here a number of golf 
tournaments are held every season. There 
is also a large tennis court where a number 
of contesti are held yearly. Lovely drives 
may be found in these grounds and in the 
vicinity of Deer Park. 

The beautiful grounds and residence of 
A. T. Watson, purchasing agent for the 
Consolidation Coal Company, adjoin our 
town. These grounds, the cottages, and 
hotel buildings are all lit by their own 
private electric lighting plants. 

Grover Cleveland and his bride, who was 
Miss Folsom, spent their honeymoon in 
Cottage No. i. Any number of wealthy 
and prominent people throughout the world 
spend their summer vacations here. 

The famous Boiling Spring, which is 
located two and a half miles from our town, 
supplies all of our Baltimore and Ohio 
dining cars with water, as well as the 
hotel at Deer Park. 

The first cottage that was built at Deer 
Park is known as "Fair View Cottage." 

The Man in .be Moon 

My reasons for liking my town are its 
healthful climate and its clean and sanitary 

We have here a schoolhouse, where 
grades up to and including the seventh 
are taught. Aliss Mary Pickrell is prin- 
cipal, and Aliss Alary Holtschneider, 
assistant. For our higher education we 
go to Oakland, Alaryland. 

The Man in the Moon 

By Lena Hoppe, 10 years old, 
Baltimore, Aid. 
Dear Aunt Alary: 

I read about the story that Alary Clarke 
wrote, so I thought it would be nice to write 
one myself. Aly teacher told us this story 
about the man in the moon, so I thought 
I'd like to tell it to you. 

Sincerely j^ours, 

(Signed) Lena Hoppe 

One Sunday morning a wood cutter was 
in the woods gathering wood. After he had 
gathered a few sticks he started for home. 

He had walked but a little way when he 
met a man going to church. "Do you not 
know that this is .Sunday," the man asked, 
"Why do you gather sticks on Sunday? 
Put them down!" 

"I cannot," replied the wood cutter, 
"because my wife needs them with which 
to cook dinner. I dare not go home with- 
out them." 

"Then," said the stranger, "you shall 
rise to the moon, where there is Alonday, 
or Aloon's Day. And you shall be a warn- 
ing to others who work on Sunday." 

The stranger vanished, and the wood 
cutter felt himself rising. After a time he 
arose to the moon. 

Now, on a clear night, when the stars 
are shining, you may see the man in the 
moon, bending under his bundle of sticks. 

At Last the Secret's Out 

GIRLS and boys, here's a deep, dark 
secret that your poor old Aunt ALiry 
thought that nobody knew about, 
when along comes Pearly Reimsnider who 
"lets the cat out of the bag." Pearly 

Lena Hoppe 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ^^ 

The Sun and the Rain 

By Edna A kes. daughter of Foreman 
Kirby Akes, Xenia, 111. 

The sun came out on a rainy day 
And found the raindrops all at play, 
He drove the raindrops all away, 
And set the sunbeams all at play. 

The sunbeams played and played so much 
Old Father Cloud declared that such 
Nonsense he'd not have. He coverad the 

And they ali stopped playing, every one. 

And again the raindrops had their way — 
They all came down and went to play. 
But after the raindrops had gone that day. 
The sunbeams once more had their wav. 

entered the Our Town Contest, and along 
with the entry she sent the following letter. 
Write and tell Aunt Mary how to punish 
Pearly for telling her secret. 

DoRSEV, Md., February 9, 1922. 
Dear Girls and Boys: 

Here is a true story about Dorsey that 
I am going to tell you. My mother told 
it to me. 

One day there came to the school at 
Dorsey a young lady teacher. The boys 
and girls did not think that they would like 
her at all, for she pulled the boys hair when 
they were naughty, washed their mouths 
out with soap when they said bad words, 
and used a ruler on everybody who needed it. 

But by and by.,she began to teach the 
children new games to play, new pieces to 
sing, and little plays. And so they began 
to love her. And though that was so many 
■ years ago, she still comes back sometimes 
to Dorsey School to see her old pupils and 
to get acquainted with the new ones. 

Now, if you'll promise that you won't 
tell anyone, I'll tell you who she is. She is 
now an aunt of lots and lots of girls and 
boys, and her name is AUNT MARY. 
Yours lovingly, 

Pearl Alarion Reimsnider 


By Amy E. Gatchell, White Marsh, Md. 


Beautiful Spring! 

When all the world is full of sun, 

When flower buds come undone ! 

We may not wish to bear 

The thought that the dear 

Sledding is gone, 

But oh, how sweet 

Is the bird's sweet song! 

Some bright day 1 

When the world is gay. 

We'll have a feast, and oh, what fun 

Out in the open fields of sun! 

With all these lovely thoughts of Spring, 
Glad Summer bells at our doors will ring. 
And though the sports of wintry days 
Are o'er, we welcome Summer's ways. 

Drawn by Aana Louise Hay, Baltimore, Md. 

Drawn by Ella L., daughter of Freight Checker 
Beckman, Baltimore, Md. 

Dear Girls and Boys: 

What a fine time we had with our con- 
test! Now let's get busy and think of some 
other things you'd like to see on our Chil- 
dren's Page. For the benefit of the little 
folks who have never written to me, I would 
say that all you need to do to join pur circle 
of little people, is to send a contribi<Jion for 
our page: poems — they must be your 
own, compositions, original stories, pic- 
tures of your pets, your own photographs, 
drawings, letters telling me how to make or 
to do some of the things that children like 
to do, gam^s to play, etc. 

That reminds me of something. Suppose 
you all write and tejt me what kinds of games 
you like to play and how you play them. 
Then, as soon as I have enough to fill a page, 
we""!! have a whole page of new games. 
Did you ever think that little people in 
different parts of the countn.- play different 
kinds of games? Well, they do, and if 
ever\-body will tell how to play the game 
that he or she likes best, what a lot of new 
games we'll all have. 

Write only on one side of the paper. If 
you have or can get some pictures showing 
little people playing these games, it will be 
great fun. Don't you think so? 

Yours lovingly. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22. 

Little Letters from Little 

You have seen the pictures of a number 
of our Httle people who entered the 
contest. Lots of them were brand- 
new contributors to the Children's Page. 
A number of others have written since then. 
One of them is little Ellen Scanlon, who is 
the daughter of a fire chief of the Baltimore 
and Ohio at Mahoningtown, Pa. 

Lillian R. Reay, the daughter of Harry 
Reay, who has charge of the Magazine, 
sent in a nice little story about her trip to 
St. Louis. This we hope to publish on the 
Children's Page before long. 

You all remember Rosalie Swink, of 
Connellsville, Pa. Well, Rosalie has drawn 
us a picture of a doll. Here you see it with 
its cunning little eyes. 

We have also a doll, drawn by Mildred 

Sylvia Fansler, a little friend of Gladys 
Shaw, Fairmont, W. Va., and a daughter of 
Adam Fansler, a Baltimore and Ohio police- 
man, asked Gladj^s if she might join our 
circle. Of course, she may. Send us a letter 
Sylvia, and tell us about the games you 
like to play. 

Now comes Lucille Lavigne with a story 
about a little girl who did not mind her 
mother. Lucille's story will certainly find 
a welcome place on our page, as will the 
lovely little story of the old man up in the 
moon, which was sent us by Lena Hoppe. 
Lucille lives in McMechen, W. Va. Lena 
lives in Baltimore. 

Another artist is Freda Brown Michaels, 
who was one of the prize winners of the con- 
test. We were sorry not to get her own 
photograph to go with the others, but wa 
do hope that she will send it to us soon. 
Freda has sent us a lovely Indian picture, 
which you will also have the pleasure of 

If we can find the space on this page, 
we're going to let you read the Spring poem, 
written by Amy E. Gatchell, daughter of 
the agent at Cowenton, Md. 

Edna Akes, little daughter of Foreman 
Kirby Akes, also has a poem of the sun and 
the rain. You may look for that, too. 

Will Gladys Shaw please send Aunt Mary 
her address? 

Congratulations to Sarah Pennington on 
her splendid school work. 

We have a drawing by Harlcy Kight, of 
Keyser, W. Va. Look for it next month. 

Summary of Points Awarded in "Our Home Town" Contest 


Point Values 


' ToT.u. Values 







Xo. 10. Dorothy V. Cannon, 
daughter of engineer, Lexing- 



150 points, first prize 
(tie with Mary Clarke) 

No. 35. Ethel Gardiner, daugh- 
ter of electrician, Baltimore, 


50 points, honorable 

No. 44. Mary E. Clarke, daugh- 
ter of general superintendent 
of Transportation, Baltimore, 



150 points, first prize(tie 
with Dorothy Cannon) 

No. II. Lena J. Reis, daughter 
of operator. Deer Park, Md . , 


100 points, second prize 
(tie with Helen Leslie) 

No. 25. Lenore Taylor, daugh- 
ter of operator, Aiken, Md.... 


No. 41. Helen May Leslie, 
daughter of fireman, Pitts- 
burgh, Pa 


100 points, second prize 
(tie with Lena Reis) 

No. 21. F r e d a B. Michaels, 
daughter of engineer, Somer- 
set, Pa 



75 points, third prize 


No. 3. M i 1 d r e d E. Dixon, 
daughter of master mechanic, 
Weston, W. Va 


50 points, honorable 

No. 6. E m m a C. Stimson, 
daughter of chief engineer 

75 points, third prize (tie 
with Viola Saltz) 

Maintenance, Baltimore, Md. 

No. 31. Gertrude Cassell, 

daughter machinist, Morgan-, 100 
town, W. Va 

No. 5. Viola Anna Saltz, 
daughter of laborer, Chilli- 
cothe, Ohio 

No. 8. P e a r 1 Reimsnider, 
daughter of pile driver engi- 
neer, Baltimore, Md 


50 points, honorable 

No. 14. M a i z i e Walker, 

daughter of bridge inspector, 
Midland City, Ohio 



175 points, second prize 

No. 28. K a t h r y n Hadden, 
daughter of conductor, Dover, 


CLASS C. (Boys) j 

No. 13. Floyd Roy Abemathy,! 
son of agent, Lebanon, Illinois. 1 

No. 15. James King, Jr., son of! 
machinist, Mt. Clare Shops... 





No. 17. Howard W. Deering, 

son of warehouseman, Cam-i 50 
den Station, Baltimore, Md.. 

No. 34. Irving Walker, son of 
employe, Brunswick, Md 


50 points, honorable 

200 points, first prize 

/5 points, third prize (tie 
with Emma Stimson) 

50 points, honorable 

250 points, first prize 

175 points, second prize 

50 points, honorable 

100 points, third prize 
(tie with William Kei- 

Emmelioe and Irene, twin daughters of Switch- 
man and Mrs. Slattery, Dayton, Ohio 

No. 43. William Keifer, son of 
machinist, Mt. Clare, Balti- 
more, Md 


100 points, third prize 
(tie with Irving Walk- 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 



Safety Roll of Honor 

Baltimore Division 

On February 20, Brakeman S. L. Lam- 
bert, with extra east, engine 4447, while 
looking over train when roundino; curve at 
Bav View, discovered a broken truck on 
Baltimore and Ohio 128927. He imme- 
diately applied the air from the caboose and 
stopped the train. Car with broken truck 
was set ofT. Brakeman Lambert has been 
commended for his close obser\'ation of 
equipment and good judgment displayed. 

'Brakeman H. \V. Kennedy, while stand- 
ing at telephone booth at east end of Clay- 
ton siding about 9.40 p. m., February 24, as 
extra east, engine 4042, passed, noticed 
brake rigging down on Baltimore and Ohio . 
Car 149258, about middle of the train. He 
gave a shut-off signal to the conductor who 
was on the caboose. The train was stopped 
just east of Van Bibber, where the brake 
rigging was removed with slight delay. A 
commendator\' notation has been placed on 
the record of Brakeman Kennedy. 

On February' 27, about 9.10 a. m.. Brake- 
man O. AL Howe, with No. 52 on the Valley, 
while passing through the ladies' car, felt a 
jar as if passing over a broken rail. This 
occurred about three-quarters of a mile east 
of Summit Point Station. Brakeman Howe 
informed the track super\-isor, who was on 
the train, and who went back and found a 
broken rail. Mr. Howe has been com- 
mended. .,, 

About 6.30 a. m., on March 2, when 
Trackman H. A. Budnick was cleaning 
snow and ice awa\- from the westbound 
pull-out switch at Joppa Md., he noticed 
a broken truck under Baltimore and Ohio 
223103 in train of extra east, engine 4514, 
which was passing. He called the operator 
at "CN" Tower (Clayton) and notified 
him to stop the train. This was done and 
the car set out of train. 

On March 11, while Engineer H. C. 
Ouarles was looking around engine 4209, 
extra east, which was on siding at Bay 
View for a fill-out, he noticed 14 inches of 
tread of right second tender wheel broken 
off and missing. Had this condition gone 
unnoticed, there is little doubt but that a 
derailment would have resulted. 

On March 21, Crossing Watchman E. 
Zipprian, Cowenton, noticed broken arch 
bar on truck under car Baltimore and Ohio 
224471, hopper, 19th car in train of extra 
east, engine 4446. The crew was notified 
and the conductor brought the train to a 
stop by applying air from the rear. Inves- 
tigation developed that the truck was down 
on the rail but was not derailed. 

About 3.30 a. m., on April 2, while extra 
west, engine 4441, was passing Gaither 
Tower, Operator H. D. Spurrier observed 
something dragging under car in train. 
Train was stopped at Woodbine for exami- 
nation which developed brake rigging was 
down under first truck of Baltimore and 
Ohio 12938. 

Previous to this, on March 26, at 3.55 
a. m.. Operator Spurrier, in handing up 
orders to first 94, which was using Xo. i 
Track, discovered marks in the center of 
No. 2 Track, indicating that something 
had been dragging. He followed these 

marks up and found an ashpan slide with 
two heavy bars of iron attached, wedg^d in 
between the rails at switch. After some 
difficulty Operator Spurrier succeeded in 
removing the obstruction fnjm the track. 

Operator Spurrier has been unusually 
active in the discovery of track and equip- 
ment conditions. 

"It has been brought to my attention that 
while you were inspecting No. 14, Monday 
morning, March 27, at Harrisonburg, you 
discovered loose wheel under Southern 
coach 1482, the wheel being so loose you 
could spin it around on the axle. 

"This was certainly a dangerous defect 
and I want to congratulate you on your close 
inspection and discovei^'. I assure you I 
a[)preciate work of this kind and hope that 
you will continue to make close inspection 
of cars in the future and be on the lookout 
for such defects. Your careful lookout in this 
case, no doubt averted a serious accident. " 

The above letter was originated by J. J. 
Robinson, master mechanic. Southern Rail- 
road, Washington Division, with head- 
quarters at Alexandria, Va. It was to C. L. 
Yeakle, car inspector, Harrisonburg, Va., 
who is carried on Baltimore and Ohio pay 
rolls, but performs joint inspection for the 
Baltimore and Ohio and Southern Railway 
at that point. 

iioiiiiiiiiiii'aiiiiiiirinit tjf' 

To Superintendents 
From the number of honorable men- 
tion items that often reach us in one 
month from a single division, we are 
confident that there are many merit 
performances by our employes which 
are not reported to the Magazine and 
which, therefore, are not published 
in this department. We would like to 
recognize here as many men as we 
possibly can for their special regard 
for Safety, and will appreciate the 
cooperation of superintendents and 
other division officers in seeing that 
the Magazine correspondents get 
complete monthly reports of these 
commendable performances. 

Cumberland Division 

As second 97 was passing Newburg on the 
morning of April 8, Crew Dispatcher F. M. 
Gibson observed brake rigging down on 
Baltimore and Ohio 14054. He ncjtified the 
operator at Hardman, where train was 
stopped and rigging removed. The prompt 
action on part of Mr. Gibson kept the drag- 
ging parts from getting into the interlocking 
switches at Hardman. 


March 31, 1922. 

Mr. Frank Seeders, 
Track Walker, 
Green Spring, W. \'a. 

Dear Sir — It has just come to my 
knowledge that on March 22, you noticed 
train Xo. 8 stop at automatic signal west of 
Dans Run Station at about 6.00 a. m. You 
being familiar with these signals, proceedeii 
to locate trouble and found broken rail on 
Xo. 4 track, made temporary' repairs and 
notified foreman, thus preventing serious 
dslay to train at a time when you were not 
on duty. 

Your prompt action in this case is appre- 
ciated by myself as well as the Manage- 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) C. W. V.\x Horn, 

Superintend: nt. 

Connellsville Division 

On March 8, when train of extra east, 
engine 7146, Conductor Swamer, was pull- 
ing into Hyndman, Connellsville Division, 
it was overtaken by Track Foreman L. C. 
Burket on a motor car. Mr. Burket in- 
formed the conductor that he had found 
several pieces of flange in the vicinity of 
Williams; and that as the pieces indicated 
a new break and were still warm, he felt 
sure the broken wheel was in Conductor 
Swarncr's train. 

The train was stopped by the conductor 
ai)plying the air from caboose. Upon 
examination the lead wheel .xi north si^le of 
west truck of Baltimore and Ohio 27785 was 
found to have thirty-two inches of flange 
broken out. 

This car was set off at Hyndman and a 
new pair of wheels apphed. 

Commendatory entry has been placed on 
Mr. Burket 's service record. »> 

Pittsburgh Division 

While Flagman J. D. Garloch was look- 
ing over his train standing on Xo. 2 track, 
"A" yard, Glenwood (which was Xo. 81 
called for 8.40 a.' m. in charge of Conductor 
Fisher), he discovered 10 inches of broken 
flange on wheel of Baltimore and Ohio 
238280, a car of .>jpipe from McKeesport 
destined Macon, Ga., moving via our line to 

Statement of observances and corrections bi- operators, Cumberland Division, 

March, 1922; 




V C 





Ex. E 





Ex. E 






Ex. W 





J. T 

L. Schroeder. . . Martinsburg. . . 

D. Twigg Sir John's Run. 

L. Schroeder. , . Martinsburg. . . 
L. Schroeder... Martinsburg... 
L. Schroeder. . . Martinsburg. . . 

E. Ott Rodemer 

Manuel iHobbs 


X Indicates car set off. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. May, IQ22 

Kenova for deliverv- to the X. & W. Flag- 
man Garloch called the attention of Conduc- 
tor Fisher to the broken flange, who, in turn, 
notified the j'ardmaster at Glenwood. The 
car was taken out of the train and placed 
in the shop. 

On April I, train Xo. 78, engines 2222 and 
2032, in charge of Engineer John Connelly, 
Fireman G. E. Church, Engineer P. J. 
Griffin and Fireman C. W. Gordon, was 
stopped at Coffey's Crossing on the W. & 
P. Sub-division, where they found train Xo. 
38 had tank derailed at sink on account of 
track badly out of line. The engine crews 
of Xo. 78, without any solicitation or ques- 
tion, used the tools they had available and 
w'ith the assistance of their shovels and 
shaker bars, assisted the track men to put 
track in condition to move the train over. 

This excellent spirit of cooperation proves 
their loyalty to the Baltimore and Ohio and 
is appreciated by Superintendent Beltz and 
the ilanagement. 

Monongah Division 

Grafton, W. V.\., 
April 15, 1922. 

Mr. Fr.ank Anagan, 
Flemington, W. Va. 

Dear Sir — I have report that on March 
23, you discovered wing rail on switch at 
Flemington sprung open and being held in 
this position by a large nut; and that you 
immediately notified our section forces, who 
made repairs and restored safe condition. 
Your prompt action probably averted an 
accident, and I desire to extend to you our 
most sincere appreciation. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) B. Z. Holverstott 


Charleston Division 

Section Foreman T. H. Posey, Orlando; 
W. G. Smith, Copen; W. L. Ouickle, Gassa- 
wav; O. P. McCord, Orlando; O. G. MiUs, 
Cowen; J. E. Riffle, Cra^\-ford; A. L. Wil- 
fong, Buckhannon; S. L. Queen, Homer; 
J. F. Woodell, Gillespie; E. L. Tyo, Frame- 
town; S. M. Cochran, Flatwoods; Burley 
King, Otter; and W. L. Findley, Coger — - 
have all been commended for their efforts 
in connection with GOOD HOUSEKEEP- 
IXG, sending in old material found on line, 
eta, and thereby helping economize. . 

Conductor H. E. Bragg, Conductor Brake 
of the Elk Line, and Conductor B. E. 
Jeffries of the Gauley Line have been com- 
mended for interest in getting their trains 
safely over the road. 

Frank Holt, agent at Strange Creek, has 
been commended for assistance rendered 
train crews. 

Walter Sharp,, son of our pumper at 
Otter, has been thanked by our superin- 
tendent for having observed brake rigging 
down on a passing freight, and calling train 
crew's "attention to it. 

Agent J. W. Sutherland, Midvale, has 
been commended for interest in consersdng 
the lawful revenue of the Company. 

Operator M. F. Hutson has been com- 
mended for noting and calling train crew's 
attention to brake rigging down on a freight 
train passing his station, Bower, W. V'a. 

Newark Division 

On April 12, John Early, proprietor of a 
confectionery and lunch room located at 
the intersection of the Ohio Ser\-ice street 
car line and the Baltimore and Ohio Rail- 
road, East Cambridge, Ohio, discovered 
that a portion of a Vjrake rigging had come 
loose from some freight train (presumably 

Xo. 89 which had just passed, and had been 
driven into the ground between the ties of 
the main track with such force that it could 
not be removed by' hand. Air. Early 
realized that it would derail a westbound 
train if it was not removed, and, knowing 
that passenger train 33 was about due, 
called the operator at Alineral Siding, who 
reported that Xo. 33 was by his office. Mr. 
Early flagged Xo. 33 and the obstruction 
was removed by using a cable fastened to 
the engine. Train Xo. 33 was dela\-ed less 
than ten minutes. Mr. Early's interest in 
public welfare and his prompt action in this 
emergency have been brought to the atten- 
tion of Division Superintendent Kruse who 
has, by letter, commended and thanked 
him for his thoughtftilness, the omission 
of which might have resulted in a serious 

Akron Division 

On March 21, while Xo. 14, engine 5016 
was being inspected by Fireman J. O. 
Hardwick at Willard, Ohio, he discovered 
that one of the engine truck wheels was 
loose on the axle. The engine was imme- 
diately cut off the train and taken to the 
shops for repairs. Mr. Hardwick's close 
obser\^ance in this instance averted a serious 
accident. Superintendent Stevens has re- 
cognized his prompt action in the safe move- 
ment of trains by writing him a letter of 

Brakeman William Avery, on second 94, 
engine 4093, while at Ohio Junction on 
April 1 1 , discovered car off center. He 
had car set off without being damaged. 
Brakeman Avery is commended for 
his close inspection of this car. His prompt 
action in this case no doubt averted a bad 
accident. Superintendent Stevens has 
written him a letter of appreciation. 

On April 13 at 5.40 a. m.. Section Fore- 
man J. F. Keller, Section Xo. 24-A, noticed 
automatic signal standing red against 
traffic. He at once went to locate trouble 
and found a broken rail on Xo. 4 track, a 
quarter mile east of signal. He made 
temporary repairs until men could be 
secured to replace rail. This saved a delay to 
traffic and no doubt considerable damage 
to equipment. Foreman Keller is always 
on the job, whether during working hours 
or not. 

Chicago Division 

Crossing Watchman Stephen Kovaschitz, 
Columbus Avenue, Fostoria, has been com- 
mended for meritorious ser\-ice. On the 
morning of April- 3, a lady with two small 
children was crossing the tracks on Col- 
umbus Avenue. In some manner the lady's 
foot caught between the rail and crossing 
plank and was thrown violently to the walk, 
A train was rapidly approaching. Mr. 
Kovaschitz quickly ran to her assistance 
and succeeeded in extricating her foot and 
placing her and the children in a safe posi- 
tion, just as the train passed. 

But for the activity of this watchman, no 
doubt the lady (Miss Alvena Sorg) would 
•have met with serious inju^\^ 

On April 17, H. Leighty, St. Joa, Ind., 

fonnerly Chicago brakeman, found broken 
rail near St. Joe bridge. He called the section- 
men to repair it and reported the condition 
to operator at HK Tower by telephone. 
The operator notified the train dispatcher. 

Ohio Division 

On March 17, E. C. Harper, agent — oper- 
ator, Martinsville, discovered loose wheel 
and bent axle on fourth car from caboose of 
first Xo. 94. Train was stopped at Xew 
Vienna and car set out. Undoubtedly Mr. 

Harper's close obser^-ance was the cause of 
averting an accident. 

On March 14, C. A. Buckley, track fore- 
man. Mineral, Ohio, noticed some gravel 
fl\nng when Xo. 30 passed just east of Hope. 
He immediately callsd operator at Zaleski 
and it was arranged for train to be stopped 
at Mineral and inspected, where brakebeam 
was found down. The close attention of 
Track Foreman Buckley and his prompt 
action probably aver .ed an accident. 

St. Louis Division 

On March 22, W. O. Guthrie, agent, 
Rivervale, Ind., while walking from his 
home at Timnelton to Rivervale, found a 
badly broken rail at pole 119-20. He 
immediately reported it to dispatcher and 
section foreman. 

Superintendent Stevens has commended 
him in a letter. 

Toledo Division 

Trackman Albert Tanner has received a 
commendatory letter from Division Engi- 
neer R. E. Chamberlain, for close obser- 
vance and wise measures taken to avert an 
accident on March 24. Mr. Tanner dis- 
covered a broken arch bar on car X. & W. 
45687. Through his efforts the conductor 
was notified and the car set off for repairs. 

"It Is Better-" 

Some poet, or probably poetess, sighing 
over "what might have been," is quoted 
to the effect that it is "better to have loved 
and lost than not to have loved at all." 
This "spinsterian" theory is of course de- 
batable. Here is one that is not: — -It 
is better to have struggled and lost, to have 
tried and failed, than never to have tried 
at all. To endeavor earnestly to attain 
or achieve, but fail, is not disgraceful. A 
man may lose his shirt in a fair scrap, but 
il he save his pants and his self respect he 
is a man for all that. 

John Newman, New York 

Joseph M. Knopp, pensioner, spent the winter 
at Sarasota, Florida 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May. IQ22 


Baltimore and Ohio and Baltimore 
and Ohio Annex Buildings 
Law Department 

Correspondent, George W. Haulenbeek 
It is surprising to find the number of 
people of intelligence in our service who 
persist in addressing correspondence for 
General Solicitor Morison R. Waite, Balti- 
more and Ohio S. W. Railroad Company, to 
Baltimore, Maryland. Mr. Waite is not in 
Baltimore and never has been. His office is 
in the Carew Building, Cincinnati, Ohio. 

It is also surprising to know the number 
of persons in New York (Xew York, mind 
you) who think that the headquarters of 
the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad are loca- 
ted in the little town of Baltimore, Ohio. 
We get a ton of mail nearly every day that 
the postmaster of Jgaltimore, Ohio, finds it 
necessary to ship back to Baltimore, Mary- 
land. Where is the schoolmaster, that there 
should be so much ignorance? No wonder 
Mr. Edison prepared the famous question- 
naire that so many people were unable to 

On page 17 of Form 6, Official List No. 
22, under the head of Freight Traffic De- 
partment, there are 121 names, and on the 
following page under the head of Passenger 
Traffic Department, I find 76 names. It 
takes some time to pore over these names to' 
find the person one is in search of. Why 
not have these lists prepared alphabetically? 
I am confident this will not be done, 
tliough my observation in a previous letter 
asking abstention from lighting cigarettes 
in crowded elevators, has been generally 
observed and I thank the young gentlemen 
who have thus al^stained. 

Something Practical 

Now I wish to see if I cannot do some- 
thing practical. I oljserve in papers passing 
through the office, where a bill is appended, 
that the right end of the form No. 244-T, 
special, containing the totals, always laps 
over and in a little while appears frayed and 
torn, leaving' the figures quite illegible, 
while the other end of the form or bill, with 
a perfectly blank edge, is safe and secure 
from rough usage. Why not place the bill 
in the papers so that the right enc! contain- 
ing the figures will receive no harm, letting 
the other end stick out, if necessary. Now, 
there ! 

While Magazine correspondents and 
Veterans are doing all they can to get busi- 
ness, passenger and freight, I have in mind 
a young gentleman, Mr. Oberender, in the 

Philadelphia and Reading Passenger ser 
vice, who gets all the business he can for our 
Company as well as his own. He frequently 
is instrumental in getting passengers coming 
into Philadelphia to change at Wayne Junc- 
tion and take our trains for Washington and 
the west. I think this is worthy of note. 

"It matters not how long we live, but how." 

"He who loves a book will never want a 
faithful friend, a wholesome counsellor, a 
cheerful companion, an effectual com- 
forter — as by reading, writing and thinking, 
one may innocently divert and pleasantly 
entertain himself in all weather, so in all 
fortunes. " — Barrow. 

It might be observed that this Law De- 
partment contribution is devoid of real Law 
Department topics. Well, the whole force 
is busily engaged all the time. There are no 
sinecures here. It is an office where one 
helps another. I have often experienced 
tangible evidence of this when hurrying to 
catch my favorite train No. 524 on Saturday 
to .spend the week end with my sweetheart, 
Susan Anne Trageser, now approaching her 
sixth anniversary. Now I feel better. 

Engineering Department 

Correspondent, O. K. Eden 

We will know summer has arrived with 
all its heat and glory when Herr Graefe 
opens his window. 

E. J. Norwood joined our ranks as junior 
clerk on April ii. He appears to be cjuite 
an industrious young man and should make 
good. I heard that he is a musician of no 
mean ability, playing a saxophone. 

We are pleased to greet Walter Pohl, who 
has recently been appointed to take charge 
of the files in the drafting room. He has 
been identified with the V'aluation Depart- 
ment and some of the city departments. 

Not content with working merely as a 
draftsman, W. M. Whaley, Engineer of 
Bridges' Office, dabbles with radio. In fact, 
he does more than dabble with it. I learned 
the other day that he has had a set for some 
time, and is able to hear from as far as Cape 
Cod or within a radius of 600 miles. If any 
radio fans read this, and would like to get 
information, as to procuring radio sets, 
etc., either write or come to see Mr. Whaley. 
He will be glad to help anj-one. 

Brother Roebuck has moved to his 
summer home on Bear Creek. We all hope 
to be invited down some hot day this 
summer to enjoy some water frolics. 

"Empty" will become quite an actor if 
he keeps at it. When the Young People's 
Union of Immaculate Baptist Church gave 
a show on April 7, entitled "The Family 
Allnmi," they called on him. From ac- 
counts received he made various poses 
worthy to be put in any family album. 

"V'elvet Joe" worked one Saturday 
afternoon recently, tind we feel sure that it 
was done so that he could use the same 
excuse on the wife on succeeding Saturdays 
to visit certain country fairs which might 
be held during the summer at nearby 

The Engineering Department is contem- 
plating having a tennis team. A call for 
candidates resulted in sixteen men apply- 
ing; Mes.srs. G. E. Norris, C. G. Schanze, 
J. R. E. Hiltz, G. H. Davett, C. E. Sloan, 
C. C. Ki.ld, C. W. Gabrio, J. V. Bromwell, 
J. R. Farrar, W. W. Johns(jn, W. W. 
Warren, J. W. Linnl)aum, J. C. Hessenauer, 
H. T. Roebuck, H. F. Butfington and O. K. 
Eden. A committee of three, J. V. Brom- 
well, O. K. Eden and H. T. Roebuck, were 
aiijjointed to take charge of affairs. After 
a round robin has been played, a team will 
be picked and matches will be scheduled 
with other departments and with outside 

We wonder why Miss George spends so 
much time taking photographs around the 
Homewood buildings of Johns Hopkins 

One of the attractive ladies in our depart- 
ment was successful in a rummage sale in 
which she participated not so long ago. 
Her particular line was seUing hats to dark- 
skinned beauties. From reports, if there 
had been more hats for sale, there wo.uld 
have been a greater income. 

EXTRA! Harris Sparks got his new 
teeth — some more good "bridge" work! 

Who left those violets on Miss Burnett's 
desk the Saturday before Easter? 

Wife — George, is that you? 
George — Why, certainly! Who else were 
you shpecting at this timer night? 

— London Mail. 

Office of District Engineer, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Correspondent, J. M. Whe.\l/5^-, 
We were all deeply gratified to learn of 
the recovery of the body of M. C. Sparks, 
brother of "the genial E. R. Sparks, chief 
clerk to Mr. Lane. Mr. Sparks, his mother 
and the family aVe deserdng of a world of 
sympathy, which is hereby tendered from 
the Pittsburgh organization. 

The Belgian Coniiftlate is busy these days 
and Belgian accounts and bookkeeping, not 
to speak of Belgian correspondence, have 
nia«le things rather interesting for some of 
us, to say the least. Inquirers are referred 
to the consulate secretary. 

We are being favored "by occasional visits 
from Mrs. Morrison, formerly Miss Pfend- 
ler, former stenographer in this depart- 
ment. Marcelle is looking better than ever, 
if such a thing is possible. Come in often, 
Mrs. Morrison. 

We are glad to see that business has taken 
quite an upward trend in the Pittsburgh 
District, and the way in which the boys are 
taking hold is refreshing. We are all glad 
to see things opening up and we hope that 
the present rush is merely an eyeopener. 

"Jim" Connelly has been rather sick for 
the past few days and has been compelled to 
remain at home. We hope that the trouble 


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is only temporar>- and that our janitor will 
be back soon. 

We are sorr>' to announce the death of 
Mrs. C. H. Holtzworth, wife of our chief 
clerk, which occurred recently at her home 
in Huntington, W. Va. Mrs.' Holtzworth's 
death was not unexpected, but it '^sverthe- 
less comes as quite a shock. C. H. has the 
sj-mpathy of us all. 

J. M. Whealan, this Department, and 
J. A. Layman, Auditing Department, 
Baltimore, spent several days in Cumber- 
land recently on Company business. 

Office of District Engineer, Balt.'more, Md. 

Correspondent, J. Ford Collison 

Charles Llewellyn Righter was working 
on his farm recently when a little stick 
jumped up and broke his spectacles. Seems 
to me it would have been more economical 
to have employed a man to do the farming. 

Mrs. H. C. Harrison recently applied 
for and received a license to drive the 
family "Lizzie." She's going to have a 
good time while the boss (?) is away. 

"Dick" Mather was home for an Easter 
vacation, and "Oh Boy," how that kid has 
grown! We hardly knew him: he'll soon be 
able to lick his Dad. 

C. P. Vogel is going to move his residence 
to Huntington. We all join in and sing — 
"We hate to lose you, we're so used to you 
now. " 

Field Engineer Joseph E. Burke has 
moved his office from Cumberland, Man,'- 
land, to GofiF Building, Clarksburg, W. Va. 
Here's hoping he'll hke his new quarters. 

We are sorry to learn of the death of the 
father of H. W. Ramming, rodman with 
Field Engineer Burke. Mr. Ramming and 
his relatives have our sympathy. 

Office of General Freight Claim Agent 

Correspondent, George Dobbix 

A. C. Keen, our ornithologist, recentlv 
expressed various opinions relative to the 
care of the canary bird. In the audience 
were Stagge and Baldwin, who repeated 
two of the humane methods for killing a 
sick bird which we submit for the benefit of 
bird-lovers: A sick bird should have a hard 
boiled egg waved before him to the tune of 
"God Save the Irish Republic." Being of 
an ulster stripe, a fatal heart attack will 
result. Again : The telling of a "Bob Town- 
send joke," preferably the one about the 
man riding backward, would probably pro- 
duce results much like those to be expected 
from permitting a pet bird to play with the 
house cat. 

We wish to go on record as being strictly 
opposed to such cruel procedures as have 
come to our notice, viz: forcing a bird to 
listen to the music (?) of our Terrible Five; 
caging bird in vicinity of the Wilkens 
Avenue Hair Factory, or sending him to 
Halethorpe via the electric cars without 
extra supply of seed and water; allowing 
the fat pig to attend bird when ill, or killing 
aforesaid pet by suddenly applying an axe 
to the neck. 

Sergeant Harris, the fruit distributor of 
the 313th, claims war is what Sherman said 
it was. But it has nothing on betting Mr. 
Brewer as to files being correctly filed. 
This, no doubt, is the result of a recent side 
bet which cost Brother Harris three dinners. 
The habit of betting with the files as a basis 
seems to be growing, as proven by the pur- 
chase of a dinner by friend Duval for the 
Squire of Overlca, our Mr. Travers. 

Our own Hogshead Brown, having 
"perishables" on his mind and being some- 

what 'peeved' by the lack of cheese on his 
portion of pie, recently suggested the follow- 
ing changes in the menu of a nearby lunch 
room: vinegar on ice cream, scales on fish, 
onions in coffee, and catsup on rice pudding. 
We trust the management of this hash-joint 
will endeavor to retain "Brownie" as a 

Mr. McShane has been scouting for a 
small wooden keg. Horrors, Mac ! Has it 
come to this? (Don't forget us.) 

Easter holidays, April showers, jVIay 
flowers an' everything, have been "abso- 
lootly outdid" by the spring garb of some 
of our members of the fair sex. Go to it, 
girls! You are only young "oncet. " 

The O. S. & D. Division celebrated Apple 
Day on March 29. 

Our pencil is all sharpened and we have 
our paper handy in readiness for the making 
up of our annual list of June brides. The 
longer one girl waits, the more chance some 
other girl has. Let's go! 

Our Mr. Wheeler, after a thorough probe 
into the mysteries of national history-, ex- 
pounds this conclusion: "The difference 
between an elephant and a microbe is 
merely the fact that the former carries a 
trunk while the latter carries the grippe." 

Relief Department 
Correspondent, H. Irving Martin 

Human nature is the same the whole 
world round. In the Philippines they eat 
their grandmothers and in America they 
■ kill them of? on the opening day of the base- 
ball season. "Johnny" Brooks, the Manager 
of the Relief Department team, hasn't given 
his men time to think much of their grand- 
mas, even of their sweethearts and wives, 
for he has been keeping them on the jump 
with training for the opening game. 

Some of the boys think that they'll be 
able to pass the scrutiny of the Diagnostic 
L'nit and the X-ray man by the time they 
get through. It's all part of the game and 
they'll be 100 per cent, better physically 
when the season ends. 

From what we hear of prospective atten- 
dance at the games, I believe " Prex. " Boyd 
of the Park Board will have to put accordeon 
pleats into old Druid Hill to accommodate 
the crowds. 

When we read the schedule and see about 
the games to be played on "Back Shore" 
lot, it makes the veterans recall the games 
there and at Stowman's Park and Patterson 
Park. Some old-time big leaguers got their 
training and their first crooked-joint fingers 
on these grounds. 

Some of the office "non-members" of the 
team will have to cut out movies and 
marketing on Saturday afternoons in order 
not to miss the thrills of double plays. 

The opening game between the Relief 
Department and Car Service Department 
teams at Druid Hill Park, on Saturday, 
April 15, resulted in a victory for the car 
chaps by the score of 9-7. The Car Service 
nine put up a strong game and well earned 
their victory with quick, snappy fielding; 
and their batters had evidently learned to 
"hit 'em where they ain't." 

The Relief Department made a creditable 
showing for their first game as an organized 
club, and the double play by which two of 
the car men died at first was well worth 
"the price of admission." Better luck, 
boys, when you get seasoned and better used 
to your positions. 

The boys who have been studying their 
correspondence courses all winter may let 
up a little in the hot weather. 

Those who attended the course» on Rail- 
way Accounting at Johns Hopkins Univer- 

sity, readily admit its value and its broaden- 
ing effect. 

Assistant Comptroller F. A. Deverell, 
who has been conducting this course, will 
derive a large part of his compensation from 
the realization that he is helping to turn out 
a class of men who will be better equippe d 
to tackle the problems of real life. 

Telegraph Department 

Correspondent, Mary B. Tansill 
Superintendent of Telegraph Plumly has 
issued the following to members of his stafif 
who travel. It is passed along as a sugges- 
tion of a way to secure business: 

"On a recent trip from Richmond by 
boat, I met three gentlemen, and from 
their conversation learned that they were 
going from Baltimore to New York. I 
told them of the quick and excellent ser- 
vice of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
and fortunately had with me some copies 
of our small condensed schedules which I 
handed them. They used our hne to 
Xew York, and remarked they would 
retain the schedules account of the infor- 
mation given, and also commented very 
favorably on the fact that on the back of 
each schedule there. was a neat calendar 
for the current year. 

Incidentally, I am attaching several 
copies of this schedule for your use in line 
with the above. In getting around over 
the road do not overlook any opportuni- 
ties; to '^ecure business for the Baltimore 
and Ohio. 

Several of the men in our department 
are fully convinced of the "reelness" of the 
movies. It had become very cold at a town 
where they were staying and they had gone 
into a moving picture house in the evening 
to pass the time away. One of Ijhe men, 
who had been shivering for want of the 
overcoat he left in Baltimore, went to sleep. 
A news reel was thrown on the screen, show-- 
ing an ice filled, raging river. Suddenly, 
the man awoke and thinking himself on a 
train, exclaimed, "Where are we? What 
river is that? " 

We are very glad to welcome Miss E. 
M. Bryan to our Department, and the best 
wish we can extend to her is that she will 
enjoy working in the Telegraph Depart- 
ment as much as we do! 

This is the day of organization and the 
gangs of the Telegraph Department may 
well be placed with the leaders of this move- 
jnent. Foreman C. I. Gay has installe l a 
buzzer system in his camp outfit, and now, 
with the same facility and that is 
practiced in every well organized office, he 
can call any of his men from any part of 
the camp outfit. It is an experience to see 
him in his "transient office" touch a button 
and the man desired answer promptly. In 
this way he saves time — and time is money. 

Along with organization comes coopera- 
tion and team work, and we have this also 
from Foreman Gay's camp, al hough in a 
different way. Lineman H. E. YoungblooJ, 
was recently married to Miss Ora Wright, 
daughter of the supervisor of the Wheeling 
Division. The sincere best wishes of his 
friends and fellow workers are extended to 
the new "partnership. " 

Transportation Department 

Correspondent, L. K. Burn^ 
Baseball has been the outstanding sub- 
ject of discussion for weeks. As these notes 
are being written, the eight Baltimore and 
Ohio League teams are on the eve of their 
opening games. 

Manager Mansfield has quite an array of 
stars in readiness to uphold the good name 
(jf the Transportation Department. They 

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. re: Ct-orge J. Roth, William T. Laslo, R. 
R. Poole, James C. Smallwood, Carl Schar- 
naplc, William J. Marlev, James H. Carter, 
L. K. Bums, A. P. Wilson, P. S. Wood, R. 
L. Mansfield, GilV)ert Hatton, H. Llewellyn, 
\V. Wilkins, A. Applegate, Rolurt Hall, W. 
1%. Wilkinson, (Seorge Seeds, Frank Mueller, 
W. SeilKTt, Harry Evans, A. R. Lehman, 
Leo Dumphy, Stanley Biscoe. 

About 20 players reported for practice at 
Clifton Park on Saturday evening, April 8. 
Yes, even Messrs. Evans, Faustman and 
Seibcrt were out, but don't you think those 
married men can't play — you should see 
them ! 

Mr. McCracken and Mr. Dunn, Car 
Service Department, occasionally call and 
tell us the)- have a baseball team repre- 
senting the tenth floor. They also seem 
f lad to know that we have a good team, but 
Somehow we can't convince them that ours 
is better. Guess all we can do is wait till 
May 20, and trim them — that is the best 
way we know to convince these people. 

A great surprise came to us about a 
month ago when W. A. Kraft, supervisor of 
fast freight service, let us in on what some 
consider a secret. On Saturday evening 
April 22, Miss Anna Mary Beatty and he 
were married at Hampden Presbyterian 
Church. Hearty congratulations! 

Valuation Department 

Correspondent, G. B. Saumexig, 

H. L. Phelps, this department, and Miss 
^Larjorie E. Shauck of Sykesville, Md., 
were quietly married on March 18 at the 
parsonage of Sykesville AL E. Church by 
Rev. E. O. Pritchett. This piece of news 
was quite a surprise for us. After Coles, 
Gover, and the approaching catastrophe 
which will befall Taylor, w^e were prepared 
for almost any kind of a shock. 

A number of our force having Ijeen fur- 
lougheJ, various fi^ds of employment have 
been sought. Every now and then a 
familiar face makes its appearance as a 
stock broker, bond salesman or insurance 
collector. One of our former men, better 
known as "Ballast Joe," when asked how 
business was, said, "Well, the life insurance 
business is on the bum but the fire insurance 
is pretty good; I have sold about $100, 
000.00 worth. " Who was the man? 

The Valuation Department, as usual, is 
abreast of the times and is talking Radio. 
The following conversation was reported 
to me the other day and is worth passing 
on to our readers: 

Miss R. — Say, Mr. E., what is a radio- 

Mr. E. — (with a sixteen-inch stogie well 
fixed between his teeth). Well it is 

Miss R. — Does it cost much? More than 
a telephone? 

Mr. E. — Well, from S35.00 to S500.00 — 
just a mere trifle. 

Miss R. — That is too much. 

Mr. E. — Well, after you pay for it there 
is n 1 more charge each month as is the case 
with the telephone. 

Miss R. — I hear it is like a telephone and 
thought about getting one. 

Mr. E. — Well the radio-phone is only 
usel for receiving messages and not for 
talking to your friends. 

Miss R. — Nothing to it then. V would 
not have it unless you could talk over it. 

The Summer Duck Pin League of the 
Valuation Department, tomposed of six 
three-men teams, has started. So far 
Stevens- is high man for one game, having 
spilled '127 pins. Smythe holds high honor 
for three games — 317 pins. 

The uncertainty of life was never more 
vividly portrayed than in the death of the 
wife of W. T. Baggs, formerly with the 
\'aluation Department, during .April. To 
those who knew Mrs. Baggs person illy, it 
means the loss of a true friend. -Ml of us 
extend our heartfelt sympathy to Mr. 
Baggs in his loss. 

Miss Coplan is lucky, especially on North 
Avenue. A five dollar bill unprotected pn 
the street until she chaperoned it home ! Ask 
Pugh and Nugent where they were. 

The Limerickitis is in the office and we 
bog to submit the following for the readers 
of the AL\ga/ine: 

, Out in old Vincennes, Indiana, 
"Bobbie" Slocumb could w-ear a bandana. 
But in Baltimore City, 
We think it's a pity, 
He puffs on his five cent Havana. 

Our furniture man, Callahan, 
Gets his units as well as he can, 
He works up his price, 
Adds 10 ])er cent, twice. 
And, that, in brief, is his plan. 

We must not forget old Gus Spath, 

Whose feet are size ten and one-half. 

So enormous are they, 

He blocks the highway. 

While the traffic cops look down and laugh. 

"Oo, lah, lah," remarks B. Evander, 

"I don't know a goose from a gander. 

But take it from me, 

When a chicken I see. 

Rest assured that I quite understand-her. 

We have a lounge lizard named Dell, 
Young ladies all know him quite well, 
He wears buds of roses. 
And assumes languid poses, 
Though his purpose we can never tell. 

Our lumber expert we call "Pete," 
His statistics are quite hard to beat, 
He knows thousand board measure 
Like a miser knows treasure. 
Now, tell me, is not that a feat?. 

We have an affliction named Doyle, 

Whose wife consumes pure olive oil, 

He thinks matrimony, 

Is a pathway quite stonv, 

Note — The author offers a prize of one 
plugged car check for the best last line for 
the last limerick. 

One of our bright lights asks this question. 
"What's wrong with the composers of these 
limericks? .Are they jealous of the indi- 
viduals at whom they seem to be driving?" 

A poor fish named Doyle sure raised howds 
and kicks 

By writing about us some sad limericks, 
Now we would'nt be peeved nor would we 
raise Cain, 

If they had been written by one wdio's more 

So all of those present, no matter what age 
Let's vote to put Doyle in a monkey house 

.\nd when he gets ready to howl and kicks. 
We'll feed him some peanuts and sweet 

On April 21, another move in the office 
was caused by the arrival of a new family in 
the office. The streets in the Valuation City 
are so close together that it was necessary 
for our construction forces, assisted by 
several from force from the .Superintendent 
of Buildings, to make an alley for this new 
family. For those who are not acquainted 
with the office, it might be said that it has 
been called " Duncan .-Mley " in honor of the 
father of the fa,mily. The alley is separated 
from the other part of the city by a wall of 
lockers. The city authorities have dele- 

gated Pilo' Engineer Bolin as special w-^tch- 
nian over this alley and unless the dividing 
line is built to the ceiling, he will experience 
very little trouble in keeping peace withfiut 
even going into the alley. 

Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts 

Correspondent, John Limii:i<t 
With only two more nights of yjlay, the 
standing of teams in the office bowling 
league follows: 

Won Lost Total 

Pullmen 4s 24 652 

Head Lights 43 26 62,3 

Royal Blues .38 .^i .S5I 

Bumpers 31 38 449 

Wrecking Crew 29 40 420 

Tail Lights. . 21 48 304 

.A mighty close race and the result is 
liable to be in doubt until the last game of 
the last night. May the best team win! 

In the office bowling league. Head Lights 
went on a spree on the night of April 4, 
w^hen they bumped the Royal Blues for 
three games, set up a new three game recoid 
of 14 1 2 and came within one pin of tyin}< 
the season's high single game score. 

If King Solomon could have taken one 
little peep at our own W. H. Reichert, 
April II (Bowie bound), that gay old sport 
would have turned green with envy, for 
surely, in all his glory, Sol was never 
arrayed like William. 

The secretary to the auditor is very busy 
these days looking at the furniture displays 
about town. Wonder if any significance 
can be attached to these symptoms. 

Except there will be a lively tussle among 
the girls of Gassaway to see who finds favor 
in the sight of A. H. Spurrier, a recent addi- 
tion to the population of that enterprising 
\, nvn. Mr. Spurrier was employed in this 
oAce until recently, and we can state right 
here that the lucky girl will get a good 
young man. We also hope "Duke" likes 
his new position and wish him every success 
in his new field of endeavor. 

Strange what a couple of v.arm days will 
do. The trees and flowers seem to grow 
while you look at them; likewise one of the 
girls leaves the office at five p. m. one day 
as a brunette, and returns the next day as 
a blonde. Then again, lots of the rings, 
wrist w-atches, chains, knives, etc., .(Christ- 
mas gifts) are beginning to show theOstrain 
and many are trvnng to pass the buck by 
claiming this or that article to be "green 

Office of Auditor Disbursements 

Correspondent, [ohn C Svec 

I would like to call the attention ol the 
readers of these polumns to Mr. Pr>-or's 
word puzzles in the iyrcpart of the AL\C.\- 
tiNE. Those solvitig the puzzles should 
send them in to Mr. Pryor. You will find 
the work interesting and it will be helpful 
because you run across words which may be 
used very rarely and would se m new to us. 
Another helj/ful feature of the puzzles is the 
definitions of the words. A few hours 
spent from time to time on this work will 
be well utilized. 

The stork visited the home of Edward F. 
Reid and left a baby girl. We congratulate 
Mr. and Mrs Reid. 

The .Auditor Disbursements Office base- 
ball team opened its season on April 15. 
They played the Transportation Depart- 
ment team at Westport grounds, winning 
by the score of 1 1 to 4. The following have 
been elected to manage the affairs of the 
team: G. H. Pryor, president; S. W. Hill, 
vice-president; H. C. Shipley, secretary' and 
treasurer; J. F. Donovan, manager; and H. 
C. Shipley, assistant manager. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

Eastern Lines 
Pier 22, North River, N. Y. 

Correspondents, (^^^-^^'■^C^- 

^ ' [John Newman 

Miss Elinor McDermott, bv a previous 
correspondent referred to as "The Belle of 
Staten Island " (and maj- it be said in paren- 
theses that that correspondent was a con- 
noisseur — look at her picture), has an- 
nounced — no you didn't guess it — an- 
nounced that she is going on a trip to Ire- 
land, to visit the aboriginal Clan McDer- 
mott of Tralee, accompanied by only a girl 
friend. Spunky girls! They 'sail on the 
" Cedric, " leaving here on May 20. As they 
liave not been rocked in the cradle of the 
deep before, except on the park lake, they 
will no doubt enjoy the trip and the aboard- 
ship games, quoits, spooning in the moon- 
light, etc., and maybe engage in that pla\-ful 
pastime of sea-novitiates, catering to 'the 
porpoises. This is slightly different from 
leeding the goldfish in the park reservoir; it 
is .more interesting. However, Elinor, if the 
weather is very rough and the ship rears and 
plunges, as it will, all you have to do is to 
hold on to something, your girl-friend for 
instance (misery loves company — you will 
love one-another), and when the ship runs 
up-hill, in-hale and when she dives down 
into the trough, ex-pel, in unison. Or, if 
you don't enjoy that, you can call on the 
captain to turn back or put you off on some 
island. But if you get across, don't forget 
to kiss the Blarney stone, pet the Kilkennv 
cats, ring the Bells of Shandon and give our 
regards to Kathleen Mavourneen, Eileen 
Alanna and the McDermotts. Anyhow, 
may you have fair weather and a bully time. 
Bon voyage et au revoir! 

Lo and behold ! Here a star in process of 
formation ! Still nebulous — only eight years 
old — but growing in splendor with the pass- 
ing how. This little lady is Julia Gorman, 
daughter of T. F. Gorman, our popular 
agent at 26th Street freight station. She 
is a little wonder, both on the stage and on 
the screen. She has been engaged by the 
Famous Players and the Fox Pictures' and 
is at present taking a part in a Fox produc- 
tion, soon to b? released, nanird "Docior 
Remo." Here's hoping that she may 

Only eight years old and already a screen star, 
Julia, the daughter of T. F. Gorman, agent at 
20th St., Freight Station, New York 

attain first magnitude. Her talents she 
must have inherited from the maternal 
side, as Father T. F., though not a "bad- 
actor," never shone in vaudeville except as 
a star-gazer. He shines where he is, in the 
26th Street Freight Yard. 

Miss T. Wilson has threatened ye scribe, 
your correspondent, with dire consequences 
if he ever "dares to put her in the Mag.\- 
ZINE. " Considering Miss Ws avoirdupois 
it would be entirely beyond us — (there are 
two correspondents, as you will note, which 
explains the plural pronoun usually re- 
served for the ipse dixit of ye Editor) en- 
tirely beyond us, we say, to put her any- 
where without a derrick. Now, having 
spilled the beans, as they say in Boston, I 
(singular) will add that I have repeatedly 
assured Miss W. that I am very partial to 
— ahem — avoirdupois in a lady (one of my 
ancestors was a Pasha or Rajah, I believe), 
and that I consider every ounce of — ahem! — 
avoirdupois, an ounce of beauty. I prefer 
spherical geometry to trigonometry, 

Leo Van Horn, chief of staff to assistant 
terminal agent, is also getting, let us say, 
fat; the word is permissible in reference to 
a gentleman. He admits an addition of 
about forty pounds to normal. Pretty fair! 
Not at all bad, being a plus of about 20 per 
cent. Easy Ijerth and sedentary habits, we 

Ralph Zunno met with an accident the 
other day that made him a half hour late in 
arriving. He was not hurt much, except 
his feelings. He had to go to a tailor's shop 
and — -"sartor resartus. " 

Signs of fSpring: Amateur baseball out- 
doors; yawns indoors; commuters carrying 
spades; free seed packages fromWashing- 
ton; sparrows rehearsing for nuptial; spring 

This attractive young couple, employed 
at our 26 Street Station, are famiharly 
known as "Hon and Dearie." Which one 
is "Hon" and which the "Dearie" does not 
matter. They are both pretty. So as not 
to embarrass them — as they are not posing 
for the Magazine — we will not disclose 
their identities, but refer to them only as 
John Ryan, loading clerk, and Sara Mc- 
Gavin, stenographer to agent. They surely 
take a fine picture as a team. 

Barney Jordan is away, sick, poor chap. 
He has been granted a furlough to bring 
him back to health. There is probably more 
virtue in a furlough than in mere wishe.^, 

but wishes may help some, when sincere, 
by telepathic force, of which we have 
heard, and of which, as of spooks, we admit 
the possible existence based on the assump- 
tion that "there are many things between 
heaven and earth not contained in any 
I)hilosophy. " Therefore, we sincerely wish 
that he may soon return to us in such con- 
dition that Dr. Pence, on his next visit to 
this station, will call him a "Good risk. " 

.Said the waiter to me in a French restau- 
rant in 29th Street; " Pardonnez-moi, Mon- 
sieur, — je ne sais ce que vous voulez dire; 
repetez, s'il vous plait. " That was because 
I attempted to give an order in French, to 
phase the wife, who is French and who was 
with me. I only relate this in order to show 
the superiority of the idiom of this country 
to that of any other. A waiter in a down- 
town hashery will express exactly the same 
thing by a grunted "Huh?" 

And so our "Bob " Riddell, too, is going to 
do it. Most of us will do it, once anyhow — 
getting married, hooked, spliced into holy 
bonds of matrimony. (Matrimony and 
patrimony should come together in order to 
make the honeymoon one sweet song.) 
Sunday after Easter was the day set for the 
beginning of the adv^enture, to be con- 
tinued by a trip to Canada. If we would not 
know "Bob's" temperate habits, the desti- 
nation might be taken to denote an ulterior 
motive, but "Bob" is not only temperate 
in this respect — he is abstemious, absolutely. 
A disciple of William Jennings, the talker, 
and Pussyfoot Johnson, the doer, he didn't 
even "look upon the wine when it is red" 
while he was in France; he stuck to Veuve 
Cliquot and Sauteme. He was over there 
with the 35th Engineers, 7th Grand Divi- 
sion, A. E. F., fourteen months and, inci- 
dentally, worked harder than he-/ever did, 
before or since. With the exception of the 
gap caused by his militar\^ experience he has 
been one of the Baltimore and Ohio family 
.since 191 1, having started in as a boy at the 
old "Bridge Pier" and working himself up 
to headclerk of the Eastbound at Pier 22. 

Well, "Bob," there is no reason why a 
man can't be happy, even though marrie l — 
if he is a philosopher or a fatalist. We don't 
know that "Bob" is either but he has 
"horse-sense," and that will help a man to 
keep his balance. 

I am sure that we all wish him a full 
measure of "connubial bliss" to begin with 
and an even, happy " ever-af terwards. " 

Mt. Clare 

Correspondent, Miss Mollie Albrecht 
Axle Shop 

Foreman M. Kelly has been placed back 
at work. We take this occasion to wish 
him all kinds of good luck. Mr. Kelly is 
quite popular at Mt. Clare, especially' in 
his own little community, the Axle Shop. 

'Hon" and "Dearie" 

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Flagmsin R. S. Springer; Trains 21 and 68, Philadelphia Division; Signal Maintainer E. D. Shrede, 
Belt Line; Assistant Trainmaster E. R. B. McCabe, Camden and Bay View District; Janitor Frank 
Perticone, Camden Yard; Baggageman John W. Ault, Trains 21 and 68, Philadelphia Division 

The picture to the right below is of 
Ehner E. Jones, oiler. Mr. Jones was 
slightly wounded at Argonne Forest during 
the World War. So you can see from this 
that we had some "Fighting Sons" at 
Mt. Clare. 

How do you like this picture of our 
Veterans as they used to look? They are, 
left to right, top row: Henry McXulty, 
coremaker; H. Frome, blacksmith; J. 
Maynard, rigger; J. P. Rhinehardt, (now 
fire marshallj. Bottom row: "Bob " Childs, 
moulder; T. Snyder, carpenter foreman; W. 
Bums, resigned; John ^Iachen, blacksmith; 
F. T. Filipino, machine shop foreman, 
Riverside; "Ed." Hutchinson, resigned. 

Sparks from the Flue Plant 

By C. A. R. 

Great calamity at the Raeuchele home! 
The pet cat has gone to Cat Heaven! Mrs. 
Raeuchele now advises us chat she hasn't 
anyone to talk to, so we suppose "Charlie" 
will have to stay in more at nights. 

"Bemie," the Elkridge wonder, an- 
nounces that things are beginning to sprout 
out of Mother Earth, since these "don- 
gone" hot days have arrived. 

"Kid Cox" arises to elucidate that he 
is going to build out on the Belair Road! 
This is a sure sign of Spring. "J. J's" 
annual announcements are more certain 
than the blue-bird's whistle! 

"Judge. Duffy" Kuhl says the boot- 
leggers won't let him alone. He wishes 

that they would, as he does not care to 
associate with them. However, we have 
heard differently. 

"John Edward" Kuhl, our sweet-voiced 
tenor, is the "singinest" youngster we ever 

Oiler Elmer E. Jones, Mt. Clare 

did see! He sure believes in giving his 
voice plenty of exercise! 

Iron Foundry 
Anybody who has been at Mt. Clare for 

any length of time knows who this dis- 
tinguished Veteran is. Let us present G. F. 
Heckwolf, Baltimore and. Ohio Veteran, 
antl one of Mt. Clare's oldest moulders — 
still in service. 

Agent's Office, Camden 
Correspondent, W. H. Bull 
D. A. Gochnauer, Inbound Freight De- 
partment, who is away on a furlough on 
account of illness, is reported to be improv- 
ing. We hope to welcome him back soon. 

M. B. Freidel, also Inbound Freight De- 
partment, who is away on a furlough on 
account of illness, dropped in to see his old 
friends recently. We are very glad to note 
his improved appearance. We hope also 
to welcome him back to his desk soon. 

Baltimore Division 

Correspondent, W. H. T.\rr 
'The sympathy of the office force is ex- 
tended to Chief 'Clerk J. W. Sparks, on the 
loss of his brother by drowning in the river 
at Pittsburgh. 

G. F. Heckwolf, Iron Foundry, Mt. Clare 

H. L. Goodman, secretar>- to the^-^upcr- 
intcndent, is responsible for the foUowmg : 

Introducing Misses Laura Hackett, Ester 
Auld and Thelma Thomas, Baltimore pivi- 
sion chorus girls, in " Jappyland, '\ re- 
centlv given in Baltimore for the benefit of 
the Boys' Home, Watch your step and 
pocketbooks. Boys." 

Baseball Time: Fox, Mallery, Wiese, 
Higgs and the r«*t. of the gang stnittmg 
around. would n?Ske someone thmk that 
we are going to have a real ball team. Well, 
we are! 

When is "Bill" Devlin going to get that 

Bowie — You said a mouthful, Earl. Is 
the house paid for, or does the baby need a 
new pair of shoes? 

Vou would think "Ed" Meyerly was 
division engineer or something when you 
hear him talk over the telephone. He may 
be some day! 

Savings of the Office Force: 

XeUie and Griflf— " Xufsed. " 

Bamev — "Aces Full." 

Crocker — "Did you read the Radio 

Earl — "Beat out again." 

Wise — "I had him three ways." 

-Auld — " Bronzewick. " 

Lincoln — "Went to bed late again last 

Some Mt. Clare Veterans of bygone days. Do you remember them? If not, see the notes 


If you are in doubt as to what to eat for 
lunch, the following menu is given by Miss 
May Schammel:, 4 sandwiches (any kind), 
2 apples, 2 oranges, 2 pieces of cake. 

H. A. Lynch 

Our photograph: H. A. Lynch, assistant 
division engineer. East End. Picture con- 
tributed by his lady friends in the office. 
Received shortly after the unusual hot wave 
during the month of April. 

Miss Thelma Thomas has taken a two 
months' leave of absence because of ill 
health. We look forward to seeing Miss 
Thomas back with us again. 

East Side, Philadelphia 

Correspondent, Charles H. Minnick 

John Shields, clerk. East Side, Freight 
Agent's Office, is receiving congratulations 
upon a recent addition to his family. The 
baby boy was born on Thursday, April 6. 
Gee, it's great to be a real papa! 

We thought there was something back of 
little "Herby" Held growing that heavy 
mustache. The facial scenery was being 
changed to meet the dignified requirements 
of his new position. We take pleasure in 
introducing to you Mr. Herbert Held, chief 
clerk to Division Storekeeper L. G. Kohler, 
East Side. Congratulations ! 

Your East Side correspondent wishes to 
express his appreciation of the courtesy and 
hospitality extended to him on his recent 
and first visit to Baltimore. He was more 
than pleased to be received and guided 
around the city in such a friendly manner, 
and feels well repaid for 'naving made a close 
acquaintance of the editor and his staff. 

Upper left: R. ("Tobias"( Miggins, the East 
Side "Jazz King." Lower left; Dan Dolcin, 
clerk, getting a sermon from crew dispatcher, 
"Eddy" Reddmgton 

Wus? Ga-zex-ta? Ask "Eddy" Redding- 
ton, crew dispatcher, what it means. He 
can tell you. 

Ask "Charlie" Mahoney what became of 
the 3,200 bottles of home brew. 

In the March Magazine we omitted to 
mention the death of William Sinnott, who 
was at one time. master mechanic at East 
vSide, and who passed away in January. 
Mr. Sinnott had been in the Baltimore and 
Ohio service for many years and was well 
known by the veterans. I regret that I was 
not better acquainted with Mr. Sinnott, 
but this was due to the fact that in recent 
years he occupied a traveling position and 
we only got to see him occasionally. We all 
regret the passing of Mr. Sinnott and wish 
to assure our readers and his friends that 
the omission of an obituary notice in the 
March issue was not intentional, but an 
oversight occasioned by lack of proper 

"Bobby" Wiggins, index clerk and better 
known as the "Jazz King of Ragtime 
Music, " is about to leave the Yardmaster's 
Office for a position as clerk. Storekeeper's 
Office, East vSide. If we keep on losing all 
out; young men we'll have none left but old 
men like Minnich and "Charlie" Mahoney. 

Readers: please co-operate! Send in 
pictures or news items to your correspon- 
dent. He isn't a mind reader. Don't ask 
what is going to be printed. Put something 
in the way of news to be printed. Take an 
interest. Help your correspondent. Give 
him photos of your families. Put him wise 
to Honor Roll notes, weddings, births, 
deaths, engagements — am^thing you think 
will interest the readers or will advance 
the interests of the Railroad. Safety 
suggestions are welcome. If each person 
gave me one picture or one news item or 
helpful idea, I would have enough to fill a 
page for East Side every month for a year! 
Kindly send to: 

Charles H. Minnich, Yard Clerk, 
East Side Yardmaster's Office, 

Care of J. D. Gallary, T. T. M. 


Correspondent, R. L. Much, Conductor 

Miss Cerelia Mills, the charming daugh- 
ter of Engineer "Charlie" and Mrs. Mills, 
recently one of Agent Shannon's clerks in 
the Transfer Department, and Assistant 
Yardmaster G. W. Thomas, were quietly 
married by the Rev. J. T. Hart, M. E. 
Church here. After a brief honeymoon 
they started housekeeping in their own 
home on Brunswick Street. Good luck to 

The Rev. J. T. Hart has been transferred 
to Ryland Church, Washington, D. C, 
after serving faithfully for seven years, the 
longest term ever held by any minister here. 
He will be greatly missed by his many 
friends who learned to love him for his 
arduous work while here. Mr. Hart is an 
admirer of our Magazine. 

Our grand representative, E. W. Burch, 
conductor and westbound car manipulator, 
is some busy man, always on the go, doing 
business for our boys all over the hne. He 
is a skillful and energetic business man, as 
well as an all-around railroad man, faithful 
in all his efforts. He is respected by our 
officials and employes ahke. 

Our town has received an up-to-date fire 
truck costing $12,500. Daily drills take 
place under the direction of our Mayor, E. 
C. Shaffer, and experienced fire fighters from 
the Baltimore and Ohio. Mr. Shaffer de- 
serves great credit for his efforts in trying 
to put Brunswick on the map as a town. He 

Thomas L. Cooper, East Side bandmaster and 
toolroom attendant, with his bashful little 
granddaughter, Ethel 

mixes with the men and is a hard and con- 
scientious worker. A picture of the fire 
truck will appear in our Magazine in the 
near future. 

Our town is badly in need of a laundry. 
Any reader of our Magazine who can send 
in any suggestions concerning such an enter- 
prise will be heartily thanked. Address 
all communications to our Mayor and City 

The Cowboy Band of Brunswick, Md., 
has been legally organized with the follow- 
ing line-up: C. W. Sigafoose, president; A. 
B. Haller, secretarj' and treasurer; R. L. 
Much, captain; C. O. Cooper, lieutenant. 
About 35 men are in the outfit, mostly all 
Baltimore and Ohio employes. 

One of the best conductors on the Balti- 
more and Ohio System is "Joe" Cage, 
westbound yard. When the "j,ard-pot" 
"grabs" a caboose to finish a train make-up 
"Joe" "registers" the caboose so gently 
that an eggshell would not crack between 
the couplers. The Cumberland Division 
men appreciate this, "Joe." Keep up the 
good work. 

Engineer Jesse Mann has been chosen 
grand marshall of the coming events to be 
held in Brunswick. He is a big man and 
can do the work all right, if he can only get 
a high hat. 

C. H. Minnick, East Side correspondent, snap- 
ped on his recent visit to Baltimore 

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L 1 

Bobby Joe Spriggs, first and only grandchild 
of Mrs. J. F. Barnett, President, Cumberland 
Chapter Ladies' Auxiliary 

Miss Martha Meeks, sister of Conductor 
D. B. Meeks, died after a short illness of 
three days. 

Engineer "Big Chief" Haller, has been 
laid up with a touch of rheumatism. We 
sincerely hope he will be on the job when we 
celebrate in honor of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Veterans, this month. 

We are trying to put Brunswick on the 
map through our Magazine, which we 
consider one of the best in the world. 

Lacking cooperation, I would hke to hear 
from our employes around Brunswick. 

Cumberland Division 

Correspondent, J. J. Sell 

Tha regular monthly meeting of the 
Veterans at Cumberland was addressed by 
Mr. Hartzell and Mr- Sturmer. We were 
also honored with the presence of E. W. 
Scheer, general manager, and R. B. White, 
general superintendent. After the regular 
business was disposed of, an enjoyable 
social evening was spent. 

Agent H. R. Coole, Newburg, who was 
off sick for several days recently, is now 
back on the job. 

The Cumberland Division, passing 
through one of the most picturesque parts 
of the Allegheny mountains, is more beau- 
tiful than ever at this time of the year, when 
the foliage is showing green, and flowers and 
trees are blossoming. The Romney — Peters- 
burg branch is particularly colorful with the 
thousands of peach and apple trees in 
blossom, scenting the whole valley. A trip 
through this territory is extremely delight- 
ful at this season. 

The new icing plant at Cumberland has 
been put into operation. It will add greatly 
to the handling of perishable traffic tlirough 
this terminal and will be a big adjunct in the 
handling of fruit from this section. The 
cars are initially iced at Cumberland and 
distributed to the various fruit loading 
stations, the new facilities permitting of 
more prompt and economical handling. 

Miss Ruth Cheuvront, secretary to the 
master mechanic, has accepted a position 
as stenographer in the Superintendent's 
Office. R. V. Coulehan has been made 
secretary to the master mechanic. 

Miss Bessie Oglebic, stenographer, Super- 
intendent's Office, has resigned. Harry T. 
Henry, night car distributor, knows why. 
Yes, they will be married soon. Details 
will appear in the next issue. 

The newly organized Fire Brigade in the 
Queen City Station Building is holding 
regular drills and is fast becoming adept in 
the handling of fire apparatus. The brigade 
consists of clerks in the Superintendent's 
and Division Accountant's Officss. 

Here is a good picture of Trace Clerk 
William E. KomofT. In addition to being 
a good trace clerk, "Bill" is also a good 

Charles Wigal, water station foreman, 
has been confined to his home for some 
time with rheumatism. He is ra])idly im- 
Ijroving and shcnild be with us again in a 
I'cw days. 

Basel);dl fever has hit the boys hard. We 
have a fast team organized at Cumberland 
and will meet anything on the sj-stem. We 
also expect to organize several local t^ams 
among the different departments, and 
some fast games are anticipated. With 
Manager McGinn, and Field .Scout Spear- 
man in form, there is sure to be something 

William E. Kornorf, trace clerk, Cumberland 

The blue jirint shows that tlie Cumber- 
land Division is still holding its own in first 
place. Everybody is right on the job to see 
that it stays at the head of the list in divi- 
sion performance. 

We have it on good authority that Hany 
"Count" McClintock, clerk to the train- 
master, is getting his fishing tackle in shape, 
so there will be need of the Potomac being 
restocked with fish after this season. 

Our chief index clerk recently won a 
parlor lamp. What are you going to do 
with it, B.A. N.? 

The Cumberland Baltimore and Ohio 
Basketball Team recently closed a winning 
season. As usual the boys took the 

We are looking to "Tom" Grindell and 
"Jake" Brown to give us some good shop 
notes for the next issue, and we will see that 
they don't fall down on the job. 

The Victrola has been working overtime 
during the past few weeks, but we believe 
we'll have some new records for next issue, 
eh, John? 


Correspondent, W. L. Stephens 

An employes' meeting was held in the 
local Veterans' Association hall, Baltimore 
and Ohio Building, on the evening of April 

13. A large number of Veterans, friends 
and employes were present to hear the in- 
structive addresses by prominent officials. 
The meeting was held under the auspices 
of the Martinsburg Association, President 
H. W. Fauvcr [)residing. 

H. O. Hartzcll, manager Commercial 
Development, gave an interesting talk 
on getting business, speaking of the success 
of the campaign so far, and urged a 
continuance of this able effort on he 
part of the Veterans and employes in 
getting business for the Baltimore and Ohio. 
The pension feature was dwelt U]xjn and a 
plan or suggestion outlined by which it 
might be jjossible to increase the pensions 
to retired employes. George W. Sturmer, 
grand president of the Veteran Employes' 
Association, addressed the meeting in his 
usual entertaining manner, comiilimenting 
the members upon their loyalty and services. 
T. K. Faherty, assistant superintendent, 
Cumberland Division; C. H. Norris, assist- 
ant road foreman of engines; J. C. Loury, 
assistant trainmaster, and President H. W. 
Fauver gave supplemental talks on the 
subjects under con.sideration. 

Machinist R. H. Bowers was struck in the 
eye with a piece of steel cutting. Machin- 
ist Bowers was wearing the prescribed 
goggles. The flying chip struck with such 
force that the glass was smashed, filling 
the eye with chips. The glass was removed 
at the City Hospital without permanent 
injury to the eye, and after a few days' 
absence, Mr. Bowers returned to duty. If 
Mr. Bowers had failed to wear his goggles 
his eye would have been destroyed. It 
certainly paid this employe to use his gog- 
gles. Why not you? 

Mrs. Jebadie Airhart, widow of Harry 
Aifhart, died in the City Hospital, Wednes- 
day, March 30, after an illness of several 
weeks. Mrs. Airhart was a prominent 
member of the Ladies' Auxiliary to the 
Baltimore and Ohio Veterans, and took an 
active part in its affairs. The five surviving 
children have the sympathy of the Asso- 
ciation members and friends in the loss of 
their devoted mother. 

Death claimed one of our local shopmen, 
Machinist Frederick S. Gettle, who pa.ssed 
away at his home here on March 30, aged 
57 years. The deceased was taken ill in 
December with an attack of heart tro€>ble, 
lingering over the intervening months in a 
more or less helpless condition. A widow, 
son and daughter survive. The deceased 
had been in the employ of the Baltimore 
and Ohio for a number of years. He was 
liked by his fellow, employes and all who 
came in contact with him. He was a willing 
worker and did his duty glarlly and thor- 
oughly, making him r popular and efficient 
employe. A large nu-Jftber of the shopmen 
attended the obsequies, a last tribute 
of respect to their departed fellow worker. 

Mr. and Mrs. George Kilmer, their son Mercer, 
and his children, Virginia Lee and Junior 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 


Correspondent, Harry^B. Kight, 
Ticket Clerk 

Assistant Yardmaster Neil O'Connell is 
evidently planning to enlarge the local 
yards as far as South Keyser. He is seen 
making daily special trips to this part of 
town. However, it may be that there is 
some other attraction there for him, eh, Neil? 

Agent Howard Stuck, Oakland, has gone 
in for the radio "stuff. " 

We are sorry to report that West End 
Brakeman Minnear suffered the loss of his 
foot while on duty at Mountain Lake Park 
on April 8. He was rushed to the Hoffman 
Hospital, Keyser, where he received medical 

Telegraph offices at Rawlings, Big Curve, 
Deer Park, Rinard and McMillian have 
been closed. We hope that this is not for 
long, however. 

Do you get the Magazine regularly, 
fellows? And do you read it? Don't only 
read the items from your division, but read 
it all. It will give you an idea of what some 
of the rest of the members of our big family 
are doing and will help to draw each one of 
us closer to the other fellow. It will make 
us appreciate more than ever before, the 
big Company which employs us. 

Foote Johnston, one of our old Keyser 
shop boys, paid us a visit a few weeks ago. 
Foote is now located at Garrett. 

An electric welder has been installed in 
the local blacksmith shop. This means an 
increase in efficiency and a greater output. 

Heard on the station platform: 

"Batch" aUas Allen P., (looking for tres- 
passers) — " Was he a bigger fellow than I? " 

Weddle (a subordinate of Batch) — "He 
was a big one. " 

Both (in unison) — "Send for Shrout or 
Kerch. " 

Our genial supervisor, M. W. Laffey, is 
taking considerable interest in brightening 
up the road bed and vicinity these days. If 
the oil dividends continue to pour in, he is 
soon expected to be on a journey that has 
no kinks or low joints. 

The local transportation yards and tracks 
were thoroughly cleaned during the first 
few weeks of the coal strike. Many cars of 
sand and spilled coal have been removed 
from the premises with a view to pre- 
senting the best working conditions possible. 
Section Foremen Cannistra and Carbaccio 
are using every effort to present a spotless 

"Bob" Gray, the colored porter at the 
station, was frightened almost white a few 
days ago, when a suit case which he was 
handling gave evidences of life being within 
it. "Bob" dropped the case and called 
Ticket Clerk Kight, who, upon examining 
it, found it contained among other things, 
a perfectly good "Big Ben" clock that 
despite its imprisonment was ticking away 
the hours. Officer "Batch" was called to 
examine the case and ascertain the con- 
tents, but he was scared worse than " Bob, " 
and no one could overtake him until after 
he had passed New Creek Bridge. 

We were pleased to receive a visit a few 
days ago from our General Superintendent 
White and Superintendent Van Horn. 
Shop Notes 

Miss Laidlow is having considerable 
trouble in keeping her hands clean after 
joining the "Snifters." 

Car Clerk Avers and Power Clerk Sheetz 
are arranging for an extensive automobile 

DEPOSITS $1,055,260.26 

The First National Bank 
Keyser, W. Va. 

Interest paid aver; six months 
from date of deposit 
■■ - ■ 'I " ■■■■■■■ 

trip during the coming summer, in 
"Shesney's" new car. 

"Red" Dorsey is busy cultivating the 
soil around the lawn at the Master Me- 
chanic's Office. "Red" says any old thing 
will grow in the ground around the office. 

Miss Lena Crabtree and Miss Feller, 
clerks. Master Mechanic's Office, who have 
been off duty sick, have finally recovered 
and have returned to their positions. 

Be sure Master Mechanic Hodges is in 
good humor and then ask him, what is 
meant when you receive a communication 
containing the one word "WHY?" 

This spring Miss Virt's fancy seems to be 
turning to Erie, Pa. 

Murphy, the material man, says it is a 
poor man who does not lay off to celebrate 
his own birthday, even if it does fall on St. 
Patrick's Day. 

Car Foreman Pownall is worried these 
days. "Bob" says he is in danger of losing 
the dog of which he has been the undisputed 
owner for a number of years. He states that 
things so seldom happen on the West Side 
that he is getting out of practise. 

"Jimmie, " the office messenger, says it is 
taking all his loose change buying postage 
stamps to make application for new posi- 
tions as bulletined. 

Painter Foreman Dunk, who has been 
quite ill, is improving. John is certainly 
missed around the shops. 

"Dusty" says, "There is one consola- 
tion — if the fruit crop is a failure this year 
we can blame it on the Harding adminis- 
tration. " 

General Foreman Graney certainly got 
his edge increased by presenting each of the 
lady clerks in the M. of E. Department with 
his Easter Greeting of a handsome basket 
of chocolate eggs and candies. Boilermaker 
Foreman Spicer says if he thought they 
were cannibals he would go "Mike" one 
better and present them with live chickens. 

"Dusty" told us he was going to give 
Ruth a wreath of "two lips" for Easter, 
with a white ribbon streamer monogrammed 
with the word "Peace." 

Paw Paw 

Correspondent, M. L. Sharon, 
Pensioned Engineer 
The weather is fine at this writing and 
the boys are hiking to the rivers with rod 
and line, but we haven't heard of any 
whales being caught. Just wait — your cor- 
respondent is going to take a stroll along the 
river, then there will be something doing 
among the fish. 

We are sorry to note the accident which 
happened to our old friend. Engineer H. W. 
Fauver. We saw him a few days after the 
accident. We're glad to know that he fared 
as well as he did. 

We are sorry to note that C. T. Beavans, 
at one time agent for the Baltimore and 
Ohio at Paw Paw, whose health has not per- 
mitted him to attend to these duties for 
several years, is being treated in Cumber- 

We notice that many shipments of ferti- 
lizer and sulphur lime and such as go to 
make up spraying fluids for trees are being 
made to this station. 

Another sign of prosperity — there is being 
distributed quite a lot of new steel rail on 
the east end Cumberland Division. 

Timber Preservation Plant 

Correspondent, E. E. Alexander 
Our Superintendent 

(A Tribute) 
On March 24, as the rosy hand of morn- 
ing pushed aside the clouds of night, the 
soul of our late superintendent of Timber 
Preservation journeyed on across that 
Great Divide which separates mortality 
from immortality and which all mortals are 
destined to cross and from which none re- 
turn. _ The work he had planned was left 
unfinished. As scores of telegrams flashed 
the news throughout the country, a gloom 
was cast, not only over his railroad asso- 
ciates and over the association of which he 
was president, but over the many others 
who had considered him a close friend and 
companion. Shocked beyond words, the 
writer, who has known and been associated 
with him almost a score of years, feels un- 
equal to express in this tribute, his own feel- 
ings or those of others who really knew him. 
His was a life of service, a devotion to duty 
as he saw it. Staunch in his convictions, 
his duty to the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 
was ever his paramount interest. Taken in 
the prime of life, at the very height of a 
career, his passing was the unexpected re- 
sult of an operation for acute appendicitis a 
few days previous. 

The business career of the late Franklin 
J. Angier was published in the April issue 
of our Magazine. He was an ardent 
believer in timber preservation and made 
it his life's work; he was a strong conser- 
vationist and a forest economist. His en- 
during work in the preservation of railroad 
ties alone stands as a monument to his en- 
deavor. His favorite hobby was photo- 
graphy, at which he was par excellent. His 
collection of cameras included every class 
from the smallest vest pocket to the latest 
graflex, with complete finishing and en- 
larging outfits. His vast collection of 
photographs was one any artist would be 
proud to possess. One of his masterpieces 
was the "Bucking Broncho," taken in 1904 
and copyrighted. It was sold all over the 
country and used as a cover design by one 
of our leading magazines. 

Of him it was said by one who knew him 
a lifetime: "He was generous to a fault," 
and by another: "He made his business 
his business. " 

Our Company has lost an executive 
whose place will be hard to fill. His record 
of service should be an inspiration to others 
who served under him. 

We commend his loved ones to that 
Divine Master who, in the flesh, suffered as 
no mortal has suffered and who alone can 
sustain them, knowing that in that other 
world they shall meet again and there shall 
be no night there. 

Golden Wedding Anniversary 
Mr. and Mrs. L. V. Twigg celebrated 
their golden wedding anniversary on April 
4, at their home at Green Spring. A most 
delightful dinner was served to out-of-town 
guests. During the afternoon refreshments 
were served to all. Many beautiful and use- 
ful gifts were received. 

Those present were Mr. and Mrs. C. T. 
Twigg, Mr. and Mrs. G. A. Storr, Master 
Billy and Miss Gracie Storr, Mrs. E. L. 
Kline and son, Mr. and Mrs. B. C. Flora^ 
Mr. and Mrs. R. Montgomery, Mr. and Mrs' 

Please mention our magazine when writing advertisers 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, J922 


L. F. Wolfe, Mr. and Mrs. R. D. Nixon, 
Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Alexander, Mr. and 
Mrs. E. M. Stottlemyer, Mrs. J. W. Rees, 
Mrs. T. E. Allen, Mrs. G. P. Chesshire, 
Mrs. G. W. Robinson, Mrs. G. C. Conley, 
Mrs. J. M. Bean, Mr. and Mrs. Wm. A. 
Shannon, J. C. Alexander and Mr. and Mrs. 
W. G. Haines. 

Mr. and Mrs. Twigg, (nee Mary Dolan), 
were married at Flintstone, Md., on April 
4, 1872, and have since resided at Green 
Spring, where Mr. Twigg entered the ser- 
vice of the Baltimore and Ohio on July 
16, 1873, as trackman. After eleven years 
of service on the main line he was promo- 
ted to foreman Section No. 58, Romney 
Branch, on July 23, 1884. This position 
he held until he was retired on August 
I, 191 7. Their son, C. T. Twigg, is a well 
known Cumberland Division conductor. 

In the photograph, left to right, front 
row, are: Mesdames E. L. Kline, T. E. 
Allen, G. W. Robinson, E. M. Stottlemyer, 
J. M. Bean, B. C. Flora, J. W. Rees and 
Master Billy Storrs. Center Row: B. C. 
Flora, R. D. Nixon, Mrs. C. T. Twigg, L. 
V. Twigg, Mrs. L. V. Twigg, C. T. Twigg, 
Mrs. L. F. Wolfe, R. Montgomery and 
Baby Storrs. Back Row: Mr. and Mrs. 
G. A. Storr, Mr. and Mrs. E. E. Alexander, 
Messrs. E. M. Stottlemyer, L. F. Wolfe, 
Mrs. G. C. Conley, Mrs. G. P. Chesshire 
and Mrs. R. Montgomery. 

With deep regret we report the death of 
Mrs. Abbie M. Harvey, 30 years old, wife 
of Boilermaker W. F. Harvey, Cumberland 
Shops, on April 13. Her death was caused 
by double pneumonia. She leaves, besides 
her husband, five small children, her father, 
five brothers and four sisters, to mourn her 

Mrs. Harvey was the daughter of Retort- 
man B. F. Twigg and a sister of Treating 
Engineer J. W. Twigg. She was well known 
in this community. Funeral services were 
held Monday, April from St. Mary's 
Catholic Church, Cumberland, Md. 

Tieman Howard Adams has moved his 
family to the farm he recently purchased, 
and Tieman W. E. Landes has moved into 
the Adams house. No houses are allowed 
to stand empty at Green Spring. 

Signal Foreman C. E. Lester, 46 years in service 

We were recently able to furnish cuts of 
our Plant recently published in our Maga- 
zine to our local paper, the Hampshire Re- 
view, which paper reproduced them and 
gave us a full page in a laAe issue. 

R. W. Hamilton was appointed special 
apprentice at the Plant on April i. 

C. E. Lester 

Foreman C. E. Lester, Signal Department, 
whose picture we are glad to include with 
our notes this month, is purely a Baltimore 
and Ohio man, having 46 years of continu- 
ous service to his credit and still going 

Mr. Lester entered the service of the 
Company at Mt. Clare Car Shops in 1876, 
under Car Foreman Miller, on the con- 
struction of new cars. He was transferred 
to the Philadelphia Division in 1880 as 
carpenter, under Supervisor of Bridges and 
Buildings Andrews and Division Engineer 
Pratt. In 1900 he was transferred to the 
Signal Department, under Signal Engineer 
F. P. Patenall. Later he was appointed 
signal inspector with headquarters at Wil- 
mington, Delaware; then general foreman, 
with headquarters at Baltimore and Cum- 
berland, Md. At present Mr. Lester's 
headquarters are at Cumberland, where he 

has charge of signal stores at Green Spring, 
W. Va., Mountain Lake Park, Md., and 
Gallery, Pa. During his long service with 
the Company he has been in charge of the 
installation of several important signal sec- 
tions, among which are Sherwood, Benwood 
to Wheeling and Weverton to Cumber- 
land. He also installed signals on the 
Philadelphia Division, being in charge of 
the mechanical plants and assisting on 
automatic work. 

Mr. Lester assisted in the construction 
of the manual block between Cincinnati 
and North Vernon, Ind., during the World'5 
Fair in St. Louis in 1904, and also in the 
construction of automatic signals from 
Loveland to Cincinnati, Ohio, and from 
Washington to Washington Jet., on the 
Metropolitan Branch. 

His son, J. G. Lester, is signal supervisor 
on the Cumbsrland Division. 

Mr. Lester is familiar with the history of 
signal development on our Railroad. His 
reminiscences of its progress are most in- 
teresting, his record of service one to be 
proud of. 

Connellsville Division 
Office of Train Master 

Correspondent, C. E. Reynolds 

We arc glad to see Passenger Conductor 
H. C. Benford back on his run on the S. & 
C. Branch after being off several months 
because of a broken arm sustained when he 
fell on the icy sidewalk at Rock wood. 

T. S. Woo Is, faithful janitor, Uniontown 
passenger station, has been off sick for the 
past month. We all hope for his early re- 
covery. Mr. Woods is one of the three 
loypl employes who received the Veterans' 
gok button several months ago, after fifty 
years of service with the Baltimore and Ohio. 

On April 3, Miss Kathryn J. Schmitz, 
daughter of Mr. and Mrs. E. B. Schmitz, 
and Locomotive Fireman Harry R. Dun- 
ston, son of Mr. and Mrs. A. G. Dunson, of 
Connellsville, were united in marriage in 
the parsonage of the United Brethren 
Church. Rev. J. S. Showers, the pastor, 
officiated. We extend our heartiest con- 

L. V Twigg, Green Spring Employe, and Mrs. Twigg, surrounded by friends and relatives who gathered to celebrate their golden wedding anniversary 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, ig22 

We are sorry to hear of the death of Mrs. 
W. J. Kempt at her home in Lorain, Ohio, 
on March ii. Mrs. Kempt is a sister of 
J. T. Griffin, agent, Johnstown, Pa. 

We are also sorry to learn of the death at 
Stoyestown, Pa., o'n April 8, of Mr. W. H. 
Speicher, father of Yardmaster C. B. 
Speicher, Johnstown, Pa. 

Miss Marie McCune, secretary to agent, 
Johnstown, is spending a short vacation 
with friends at Detroit, Mich. 

The industrial outlook at Johnstown is 
bright. The Cambria Steel Company is 
now operating above 75 per cent. The 
Lorain Steel Company and other industries 
are showing improvement. Unless the coal 
strike hinders, we predict normal condi- 
tions in the steel mills by fall. 

Note our picture of Carpenter Thomas 
J. Brennan, Connellsville, who on April 11, 
resigned from the position as five chief of 
the Connellsville Fire Department, after 
serving in that capacity for 19 years, or 
since its organization in 1903. During that 
period Mr. Brennan has served the Com- 
pany in a highly efficient manner, always 
ready and willing to do his duty and only 
resigns on account of his age and to give 
the Company the benefit of a younger 
man's services as chief. 

Mr. Brennan was born on April 3, 1859, 
commenced work with the Company on 
May ry, 1883, and has been in continuous 
service since that time. 

During Mr. Brennan's service as fire 
chief, the Fire Brigade was called on at 
different times by the authorities to render 
assistance in controlling several large and 
dangerous fires in the city, and it responded 
nobly, did efficient work and was highly 
commended by the citizens of Connellsville. 

It is much regretted that Mr. Brennan 
leaves the Brigade, but we feel that he has 
done his duty nobly and the thanks of the 
entire Division are tendered him. 

Here is a picture of one of the charming 
and husky young sons of Jesse V. Boyer, 
patrolman. Police Department, Connells- 
ville Division. Mr. Boyer has bsen with 
the Company for several j^ears, first working 
on the section and later taking up work in 
the Police Department. 

Our congenial car foreman at Somerset, 
who signs "G. W. M.," went to Washing- 
ton, D. C, on April 9, to see the "cherry 
blossoms"- — so he claims. From the ex- 
pression on his face these days, we think the 
old "bird" will pick the "cherry" about the 
time the roses bloom. 

We were honored with the presence of 
Messrs. Willard, Galloway, Scheer, Peck 
and Brown, wlio attended the banquet 
given by the Chamber of Commerce, 
Somerset, Pa., on March 31. Mr. Willard's 
talk was interesting and highly appreciated. 
We wish all of the boys could have heard it 
as he threw the X-Ray on some of the 
obstacles he has to overcome. 

The Home Builders Club of Somerset, 
which was active last summer in getting 
up-to-date homes, are getting busy this 
spring, and by_fall we expect to see at least 
twenty-five or more of the boys owning 
their own homes. Let the good work go on. 
If you want any advice along this line, 
write to Yardmaster J. E. Dice, at Somer- 
set, who is past master in telling you how it 
is done. 

Chief Bill Clerk R. E. Swan, Coal BilHng 
Agent's Office, has moved to his new domi- 
cile "Swanmount," on Wheeler Hill. One 
of the jokes in connection with his new house 
is that he forgot the chimney. 

Edgar A. Evans, Coal Billing Agent's 
Office, Connellsville, announces the arrival 
of a new baby boy at his home, the first 
arrival in the family, and the name is 
David Russell. Cigars were passed around 
by the proud father in honor of the event. 

James L. Marsteller, the well known 
chief yard clerk, Connellsville, has gone into 
the chicken raising business on a large 
scale. States his blooded Columbian 
Wyandotte's are doing wonders and if the 
incubator Harry Connery has arranged to 
purchase is a success, it will relieve his mind 
as to whether his hens are setting while he 
is on the job. Harry also tried to induce 
"Jimmy" to purchase a talking machine — - 
perhaps the idea is to talk the chickens into 

James V. O'Hara, stenographer to the 
general yardmaster, Connellsville, is raising 
a mustache. From the manner in which he 
raves over a certain young thing in town, 
we take it the mustache is to make him look 
older. No doubt we will soon find him 
lined up with the benedicts. 

See our picture of Miss Betty Eileen 
Craver, five years' old daughter of Shop 
Clerk and Mrs. Fred W. Craver, Somerset, 
Pa. Her winsome ways have won a host of 

Passenger Conductor Charles Boyd re- 
turned to his home at Connellsville on 
April 5, after spending one month at 
Brooklyn, Florida, because of his health. 
Charles says he feels like another man. 
We're glad to hear it. 

Brakeman M. Brant is of the same 
opinion as many others, that two can live 
as cheaply as one. We extend our best 
wishes to the newlyweds. 

It is reported that "Bennie" Beal, the 
congenial car record clerk in the Superin- 
tendent's Office, has re-organized his base- 
ball team at Poplar Grove. We will see 
some fast games out there this season. 
Now, isn't that so, "Bennie?" 

We are sorry to hear of the illness of Mrs. 
G. M. Tipton, wife of our freight agent at 
Connellsville, and we hope for her speedy 

We are glad to see "Joe" Fierschnaller 
back on the job as night clerk, Connellsville 
Freight House, after an illness of .several 

Here is a picture of Miss Cecilia Friel and 
Vincent P. Flynn, stenographers, Train- 
master's Office, Connellsville. It may be 
that Dan Cupid is working on the case. 
We'll await further announcements. 

E. J. McCarthy, chief clerk to the road 
foreman of engines, is wearing a smile that 
won't come off these days. What's it all 
about, "Ed?" Have a cigar? Certainly! 

Upper left, bright-eyed little son of Jesse Boyer. Upper right, Cecilia Friel and Vincent Flynn. 
Lower lefi, Carpenter Brennan. Lower right, five-year old Betly Eileen Craver 

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Pittsburgh District Notes 

Correspondent, E. N. Fairgrieve 

J. A. Spielmann, assistant to General 
Superintendent Peck, Pittsburgh, left the 
South Side Hospital on Saturday, April 15, 
where he had been confined for a number of 
weeks after having been under the knife for 
a severe case of gall stones. At this writing 
he is improving nicely and we hope that by 
the time this notice reaches you he will 
again be restored to health and able to be 
with us again. Mr. Spielmann has been 
with the Baltimore and Ohio for a good 
many years, and is well known. We take 
this opportunity of acquainting his many 
friends with his affliction and giving them 
an opportunity to rejoice with us in his 
return to health and strength. 

The Office of the District Master Me- 
chanic, which, for a number of years, was 
located in the Passenger Station at Pitts- 
burgh, had been moved to Glen wood and 
merged with the Superintendent of Shops 
Office. It is now nicely housed on the 5th 
floor of the Back Shop building. They took 
everything with them, even the davenport. 
Now, as we look into the vacant rooms, we 
cannot but miss the smiling countenance of 
"Bill" Mohler & Co., and we hope that 
they enjoyed the sensation of moving, and 
that their sojourn in their new quarters will 
be pleasant and enjoyable. 

Easter has come and gone, and what a 
glorious day it was — just right for the 
annual stroll of Dame Fashion with her 
many followers! The bright sunshine and 
balmy spring atmosphere had just the de- 
sired effect, and brought then-, out by the 
thousands, gayly bedecked and primed for 
the occasion. There is one dame, however, 
of whom we know, who missed this gay and 
frivolous occasion because of a most serious 
blunder on the part of mere man, who has 
yet to be educated into the ways and moods 
of the gentle sex. 

It happened thusly: Daughter, ruddy of 
complexion (all natural), of fair countenance 
and brim full of enthusiasm, with visions of 
participating in the glorious Easter prome- 
nade, sallied forth on the day before the big 
event in search of a new "lid" with which 
to enliven the proceedings. After an all 
day's vigil she finally procured the object 
of her search, ordered it sent to her home 
Saturday night without fail, and returned 
to her home exhausted. 

'Long about 3 a. m. the next morning, the 
occupants of the home were aroused from 
their peaceful slumber by the violent ring- 
ing of the door bell. Father, after ridding 
his system of some descriptive adjectives 
appropriate to the occasion, proceeded to 
ascertain the cause of the alarm. When he 
opened the door a huge box resembhng a 
floral emblem was pushed into his waiting 
arms with no explanation, and the intruder 

Father, still quite a bit flustrated, but 
somewhat cooled down, thinking some 
admirer of daughter was saying it with 
flowers, proceeded to the kitchen, filled the 
dishpan full of water and deposited the box 
gently therein, and went on up to bed, never 
suspecting the storm which was to break in 
the morning. 

Daughter arose early, filled With the 
thoughts of what the day would bring forth, 
and can you, gentle reader, imagine ths con- 
sternation when she discovered what "Pa" 
had done with her "creation?" 

Poor "Pa" came down sooner, much 
sooner, than he expected, and was the inno- 
cent recipient of all the wrath that an irate 
maiden could distribute, and after it was all 
over "Pa" said he would never again put 
anything for daughter in the dishpan to 



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keep over night. This is the sad story of 
one whose intentions were good but his 
judgement faulty and of a girl who wanted 
to, but couldn't. 

The married men working in the different 
offices at Pittsburgh are thinking of organ- 
izing a team and challenging the fellows who 
haven't yet had the nerve (or shall we say, 
the opporttmity) of taking unto themselves 
wives, to a game or two of baseball during 
the coming summer. This used to be an 
annual affair which was thoroughly enjoyed 
by all. Why not revive it this year? Those 
of us who are benedicts can get in practice 
by cleaning wall paper, beating rugs, white- 
washing cellars and doing other house- 
hold duties appropriate to this time of year. 

Glenwood Round House 

Correspondent, Mary A. Breen 

Sincere sympathy is extended Engineer 
A. L. Smiley in the loss of his wife, and to 
Engineer Wade Simmons in the loss of his 
only son, Harry Hampton, aged four and 
half years. 

I am sorry that when noting in the March 
issue that Engineer Irwin had been injured 
at Pinkerton, I failed to mention that Fire- 
man R. V. Reinhard had also been injured, 
and, as a matter of fact, rather more 
seriously. Reinhard is now able to be about 
and we hope that he will soon resume duty. 

On April 8, Engineer H. J. D3Bolt and 
Fireman W. C. Ritchey, No. 7, engine 5032, 
with eight cars from Cumberland to Glen- 
wood, made a splendid performance on 
fuel, using only four tons over the entire 
trip. Compared with the usual seven to 
eight tons, this perfonnance is certainly 
worthy of commendation and work of this 
character will si:rcly tend to put Pittsburgh 
Division in first place on fuel consumption. 
Here is something for the rest of the engine 
crews to work on. 

Brakcman E. C. Sites informs that 
another yoimg lady has taken up a perma- 
nent residence at his home. Congratula- 

A form 1002 brought into the Round 
House office recently, among other items 
showed— take up slack between engine 
and tank — " reported by enginear. The 

honorable messenger, "Bananas" Carline 
on reading it, exclaimed — "Why does an 
engineer report that? The man on the 
washing machine can pick up that coal." 
There are other kinds of slack, "Bananas." 

"Jim" Myers, genial clerk. Road Fore- 
man's Office, wishes to announce for the 
benefit of all concerned that Hazelwood 
Avenue has been opened as a lover's lane. 
"Jiiii," however, wishes to have it under- 
stood that he knows this merely from obser- 
vation and not from participation. That's 
good enough to tell us. 

Found— another and more vital use for 
card passes. They come in mighty handy 
for indentification purposes. Especially 
when — well I won't let the cat out of the 
bag but if you don't believe this, ask J. B. 
Lane, Storekeeper's Office. 

Welcome to our city — this, to E. J. 
Eberle, recently transferred from BenT\;ood 
to fill position of pipe and air gang foreman, 
Round House, vice J. E. Fahey, assigned 
position of air brake foreman, Back Shop. 
We wish both success in their new positions. 

J. W. Tucker, our very wise and efficient 
storekeeper at Tontji Street, must be losing 
some of that far-famed wisdom, for we found 
him biting pretty hard on the anniversjiry 
of All Fools, when he / ailed Hazel 2696 in- 
quiring if there was !«?box there for him, 
only to be informed that he was talking to 
Calvary Cemetery. Looks as though he i-; 
after a little advance information. 

On Januarj' 17 an eleven pound girl 
called at the home of H. J. Mein^rt, general 
foreman, Allegheny, and asked if she might 
stay. Henry kvoked at the many blessings 
that had already been given him, seven 
boys and a girl, then decided there is always 
room for one more and penilittod the dear 
one to remain. With this number, Henry 
has a good start for a baseball nine. Other 
teams in the same class are requested to 
book games. 

We are glad to note that H. J. Meincr;, 
George Macomian and Julia Hart, .Mlo- 
gheny, and Leona Sample, Car Foreman's 
(JlVice, Tenth Strc.;t, have all returned to 
duty after being absent because of illness. 

What would you do if you were all ready 
for a full dress party and found that your 

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dancing shoes were nowhere in evidence? 
A gentleman from Allegheny, who is very, 
very fond of dancing, had this happen to 
him recently, and the poor fellow, rather 
than miss the party, had to go in his com- 
monplace Sunday suit. Of course, he 
danced just as gracefully and used just as 
many good steps, but he wasn't quite so 
handsome without said suit and shoes. The 
shoes have not yet been uncovered. Boy, 
page Sir Arthur Conan Doyle, the Sher- 
lock Holmes man, etc. We want those 
shoes for the next Welfare dance. 

Mr. Schmoll's office has been transferred 
to Glenwood, consolidating with the Back 
Shop office. We are glad to see all our old 
friends and hope they will like Glenwood. 

Assistant Road Foreman T. H. Robey is 
taking himself around town in a' new ma- 
chins. Well, Robey, we like machine 
riding, so let's go. 

Messrs. Scheer, Carroll and Gill were at 
Glenwood recently, and from here went to 
the Northern District. 

The Shriner's Circus 
We know a very pleasant gentlemen named 

"Fat" Alien- 
Once, we observed him eating peanuts by 

the gallon — 
Pardon us, we're wrong, we mean by the 


But he was getting away with them, just 

the same, by heck. 
Among others, there was a gant named 

"Skinny" Dean, 
Then too, a young lady in whose company 

he's often seen; 
Also, in his glory, was Brother Robert Hill, 
Who loosened up from many a dollar bill. 
Casting our eyes everywhere — behind us, 

before us. 

Whom did we observe but his honor, 

"Jimmie" Norris. 
There were Beltz, Martin, Durant and Day — 
Never did we see such a crowd so gay. 
There were fat ones, lean ones, short and tall, 
If I spoke forever, I couldn't name them all. 
My sense of poetry fails me at this stage. 
But it was the best time had in any age. 

This big doggie will protect little Jean Ford 

Monongah Division 

Correspondent, Cecil B. Baker 
The accompanying picture is of Jsan, the 
little 19 months old daughter of C. L. Ford, 
chief clerk to the Superintendent. 

After an illness of only a week, James 
Carson Newham, local superintendent of 
the Western Union Telegraph Company, 
Grafton, W. Va., was claimed by death on 
April 15. 

Mr. Newham was born in i860 at Cum- 
berland, Maryland. He was the son of 
James M. Newham, a masonry contractor, 
who was engaged in the construction of 
various sections of the Baltimore and Ohio 
in the vicinity of Cumberland. Mr. New- 
ham learned the art of telegraphy at an 
early age, and was employed as operator at 
Relay about the year 1876. In 1881 he was 
transferred to Grafton, W. Va. Here he 
lived and worked until the time of his death. 

Mr. Newham was an earnest Christian 
and an elder in the Presbyterian Church. 
He was a quiet mar>, but full of quaint 
humor and good cheer. His pleasant greet- 
ing when ^e met you on the street, in the 
office, or at his church was a thing long to 
be remembered. He is survived by three 
brothers and two sisters. 

Any other division that thinks it has a 
baseball team can get itself thoroughly dis- 
illusioned by communicating with Machi- 
nist Thomas J. Moran and arranging for a 

The late Thomas Deegan ( see last month's notes) 

game with the boys of the Monongah 

On April 16 Miss Georgia Ruth Duck- 
worth and Eugene Mc Williams, son of 
Assistant Trainmaster A. F. McWilliams, 
were married in Parkersburg. They will 
reside in Grafton. 

Assistant Engineer W. C. Pembroke is 
the proud father of a son. Hall Compton, 
bom on March 16. 

Miss Gladys Harrison and Watchman 
Charles Newcoma were married at Oak- 
land, Maryland, on April 15. They are at 
home to their friends in Grafton. 

Miss Dollie Pratt and Machinist Benja- 
min H. Plum were married on April 16, 
They, too, will make their home in Grafton. 

We hear that Miss Agnes Gocke, steno- 
grapher. Division Engineer's Office, will be 
married in May. Congratulations are in 

On April 14, while cutting crossing at 
Barnes Crossing, Clarksburg, W. Va., 
Brakeman R. R. Cornell was caught 
between couplers and killed. 

Brakeman Cornell was bom on February 
13. 1899. He entered the service of the 
Baltimore and Ohio as brakeman on Sep- 
tember 16, 1 91 8. He was a loyal employe 
and his tmtimely death will be mourned by 
his host of friends. 

Charleston Division 

Correspondent, M. W. Jones, 
Secretary to Superintendent 

How do you tackle your work each day? 
Are you scared of the job you find? 
Do you grapple the task that comes your 

With a confident, easy mind? 

Do you stand right up to the work ahead? 

Or fearfully pause to view it? 

Do you start to toil with a sense of dread? 

Or feel that you're going to do it? 

How do you tackle your work each day? 

With confidence clear, or dread? 

What to yourself do you stop and say. 

When a new task hes ahead? 

What is the thought that is in your mind? 

Is fear ever running through it? 

If so, just tackle the next you find 

By THINKING you're going to do it. 

Edgar Guest 

Cecil Kalbaugh has his troubles at Glenwood 

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The month of March was one of the best 
from a business standpoint that we have 
seen on the Charleston Division for some 
time. While, considering the existing con- 
ditions, April is holding up fairly well, we are 
not going to make any such showing as we 
did in March. 

We extend our sincere sympathy to Miss 
Bemadine Tiemey of the Superintendent's 
Office on the death of her mother; to L. A. 
Tesky, operator, Weston, on the death of 
his 14 months old baby boy; and to Carl and 
Hazel Griggs of the Division Accountant's 
and the Freight Oflfices, at Weston, on the 
death of their father. 

Today, whils strolling down the street, 
one of our amateur sleuths noted Car Dis- 
tributor Dixon busily engaged in standing 
before a shop window reading something. 
Close observation developed it to be the 
Weston Democrat, our town's live weekly 
newspaper, price five cents. Of course only 
one side was on view, and so our Sherlock 
Holmes went in and asked the young lady 
if she would not turn it round, to the other 
side — (Curtain ) . 

Check L. C. L. and C. L. Freight Weights, 
and so Get All Revenue Due Us. 

On the Charleston Division for March, 
our stations showed up additional revenue 
gained in check weighing and checking 
classification, as follows: 

Charleston, $6.74; Clendennin, $1.00; 
Gassaway, $25.55; Buckhannon, $51.77; 
Bumsville, $6.62; Weston, $52.47; Midvale, 
$^.00; total, $147.15. The Western Lines 
divisions are doing better, and we hope to 
see the Charleston Division leading in the 
east before long. There is plenty of oppor- 
tunitv to correct these errors, and it means 
LEGITIMATE revenue due your Com- 
pany. Do you know that this amount 
would buy a good many tons of coal, or 
that it would pay several men for a week's 

This reminds us that recent visitors at 
Weston were Mr. Hamilton of the General 
Manager's Office, and W. A. Kraft of Mr. 
Curren's office; both were welcome. 

We are glad to see "Charlie" Criswell 
around again after a severe attack of flu; 
F. Cutright, Division Accountant's Office, 
after a trip to the hospital; Lineman Ray 
Hewitt, after the flu; and Agent K. O. Wade, 
Heaters, after a rather severe illness which 
leaves him looking pretty shaky. We all 
send our good wishes for prompt recovery. 
To Agent Orrahood of Flatwoods, we extend 
our sincere sympathy in the recent loss of 
his wife. 

VirginU. "Peggyt" Grace and Martha Lee, 
children of Shopman Lantz, Gassaway, W. Va. 

To D. L. Cutright and his wife we extend 
congratulations on the birth of a daughter. 

"When a yard engine shifts a string of 
coal hoppers to wear off the rust, some 
Republican editor announces that there is 
a big decrease in the number of idle cars." 

So sayeth our friend the Clarksburg 
exponent. Maybe so, but we hope before 
long to see the idle cars actually reduced 
without the necessity of such schemes as a 
yard engine moving them to keep the wheels 
from getting flat. 

Service Is the Best Advertisement — and the 

The WTiter had occasion to use trains 57 
and 58 recently on a business trip, and had 
the pleasure of having a meal on car 1064 
under the care of Steward J. A. Crouse, and 
on car 1060 under the care of Steward J. A. 
McNamara. COURTESY is certainly their 
middle name, and the service and food were 
both up to the usual Baltimore and Ohio 
standard. We cannot wonder, after such 
an experience, that the School Teacher found 
it possible to write the complimentary 
things he did recently in "Printers Ink" 
about our Dining Car Service. 

John F. Severns at the age^of 24 

Overheard recently on a Baltimore and 
Ohio train, between Weston and Clarksburg. 

A. What's this here $50,000,000 bond 
issue they are talking about? 

B. Why, that's to make good roads 
between the county seats in the State of 
West Virginia. 

A. $50,000,000? They won't spend any- 
where near that; they'll put the county 
seats close together and then they won't 
have to build so much road. 

The regular safety meeting was held in 
Weston on March 31, all members being 
present except two who were detained by 
Company's business elsewhere and there- 
fore excused. A novel scheme has been 
evolved by the chairman. Superintendent 
Trapnell. After fair warning, he took out 
his safety book of rules and examined all 
those present as to their knowledge of them. 
We are glad to say most of our members 
came out 100 per cent, which is the Char- 
leston Division standard — or at least what 
we are aiming for, and all members are 

Trainmaster J. D. Nicholas, Charleston Division 

again warned that they will be up against 
the "School Teacher" for further examina- 
tion at each future meeting. "A word to the 
wise is sufficient." Mr. Safety Committee- 
man, carry your little book in your pocket 
and read it up, and what is more important 
see that your pals do, too. 

Bill Jones is on the repair track ; He fancied 

he could do 
A little work beneath the car without his 

Well, yes, he did it many times, in spite of 

rule or warning, 
Oiic day the engine hit the car — Bill's wife 

is now in mourning. 

"Jim" was a nimble kid, he lived nearby the 

He jumped each train as it went up, and off 

as it came back. 
You couldn't warn "Jim" anyway, "Jim" 

thought that he knew best. 
Said he was in no danger — his tombstone 

reads "AT REST." 

We learn with sincere regret that J. H. 
Bowen, for some time past general secretary 
of the Y. M. C. A., at Gassaway, ha*^ re- 
signed his position to accept another as 
secretary of the Railroad Y. M. C. A. in 
Hamlin, N. C. on the Seaboard Air Line. 
That's the second man they have taken 
from us. Mr. and Mrs. Bowen have en- 
deared themselves tt) all of us by their many 
quiet kindly acts, and it is with the sin- 
cerest sorrow we see them leave, but — our 
loss is their gain, and ; » we wish them God- 
speed and all possible good luck in their new 

Mr*. W. H. Longwell, Gassaway, has re- 
turned from a visit to Mrs. C. E. Shepard in 
Wauchula, Florida. C. E. Shepard, who 
recently had a severe attack of flu, has also 
returned from Florida, where he recuperated 
and has resumed his duty as general fore- 
man. We congratulate him on his recovery. 
Mrs. J. M. Davis, wife of the relief agent 
(and by the way, J. ^L, she says she's 
nearly forgotten what you look like), has 
returned from a trip to Baltimore. H. H. 
Boggess, Gassaway, has left on a trip to 

"Billy" Sunday has been in Charleston, 
W. Va. for a few weeks. A large number of 
Railroad people from Gassaway have taken 
the opportunity given them to go and hear 

"You've got to he a go-getter or a do-with^ 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1922 

Special attention is called to the Maga- 
zines. They can be secured at the Superin- 
tendent's Office, Shop Office and Train- 
master's Office, Weston, and at the Shop 
Office and Assistant Superintendent's Office 
in Gassaway. Drop us a card if you don't 
get one, and we will see that you do. 
Printing costs money and we don't want a 
surplus. We have sufficient on the Division 
for you all. See that you get YOUR copy. 
The same condition obtains with SAFETY 
FLASHES. This is an interesting little 
pamphlet, and can be secured at the same 
place as the Mag.azines. See the last issue, 
and heed the good advice given by General 
Car Foreman F. M. Garber, of Gassaway, 
and read our Superintendent's bulletin on 
the back. 

Our " Mirrors of the Charleston Division" 
this month are occupied by our old friend, 
Trainmaster J. D. Nicholas. He needs no 
introduction. Mr. Nicholas was bom in 
Harrisville, West Virginia., and entered 
the service of the old Coal and Coke as 
freight brakeman in 1906. He was pro- 
moted to conductor in 1907, and to assis- 
tant trainmaster in 1916, which position he 
still holds. Of a quiet, unassuming charac- 
ter, full of energy and loyalty to his em- 
ploj-ers, Mr. Nicholas has earned the sin- 
cere esteem and affection of all who know 
him. Mr. Nicholas has a nice home in 
Gassaway, is married and has two young 
Railroaders in his family. Mr. Nicholas 
bought his home through the Relief De- 
partment — a possibility, by the way, open 
to all — and has nothing but praise for that 
important part of the Baltimore and Ohio. 

Great excitement in Weston recently. 
Office boy rushes up stairs into the Office of 
the Superintendent all out of breath. "Mr. 
Schide, there are 25 chickens downstairs 
waiting for you to come and look after 
them." General collapse of all the office 
force. After revi\'ing the ladies with copious 
libations of water, it is discovered that the 
"chickens" are not of the female variety, 
but are some little ones with feathers which 
have just arrived by parcel post for the 
Lilly Brooke Hall farm in Shady Brook. 
Upon this discovery, the usual calm and 
quiet is restored, and the long distance call 
for the immediate appearance of Mrs. 
Schide is cancelled. 


Have you ever been there? If not, you 
have missed something. You have seen all 
over the division the Passenger Depart- 
ment's advertisements of the tours they are 
going to have this summer. As these notes 
will not reach you until May, we will only 
mention Monday, May 29, and June 15. 
As an example, the price from Weston, in- 
cluding Raikoad ticket, sleeping car, meals 
and hotel expenses, together with side trips 
in Washington, for FOUR days, is only 
$36.35; from Richwood, S40.70; and from 
Gassaway, $38.75. Looking over the 
schedule, we don't see how, if your friends 
made this trip alone, they could get what 
they will get on this tour for much under S60. 
Washington is well worth seeing. Won't 
each one of you try to persuade ONE per- 
son to make this trip? If you do, it means 
just that much gain to your Company. The 
train runs anyway even if there is one pas- 
senger only. Agents can help this along 
especially by advertising it thoroughly in 
their towns. To all true red-blooded Amer- 
icans, a trip to Washington must hold many 
delights, and now is the opportunity. Let's 
get busy and spread the news and get a 
crowd from our Division to take the trip. 
They can't regret it, and you won't— 
Baltimore and Ohio Dining car and train 
service, hotel expenses, side trips to points 
of interest such as the White House, Con- 

gress, etc. Talk to your friends of all there 
is to see and the reasonable rates, and they 
will surely go. 

Have you heard of any one who wants to 
go to Chicago? If so don't forget to tell 
them about the new service on Trains 5, 6, 
7, and 8, the Baltimore and Ohio — New 
York — Chicago flyers. All the contorts of 
home. Passenger Traffic Manager Callo- 
way says "The aim of the passenger traffic 
officials is to surround the traveler with 
every comfort possible." An innovation 
has been started on these trains. Pullman 
passengers are furnished free with lap robes 
so that in the cool of the morning and even- 
ing they can still sit out on the observation 
end of the car and enjoy the scenery. 
Don't forget to tell our patrons about it. 
Clean up! Spring is here 

Good Housekeeping is again of vital in- 
terest. The snow has gone, and the old 
scrap, etc., dropped, is now visible. You 
clean up your own house every spring. 
Clean up the Company's house in which 
you work. A "good housekeeper" is an 
efficient railroader. Let's have everything 
in fine shape, when we have \dsitors. Lots 
accomplished so far, but there's plenty more 
to do. 

Lady Fairfax, a thoroughbred collie owned by 
Miss Jean Pell, Wheeling Division 

Foreign Cars. 
Cars are still with us. And they still cost 
$1.00 per day. Keep 'em moving, and 

The March fuel performance sheet ar- • 
rived today. We don't stand as high as we 
should. For details see the Fuel Bulletin. 
When are we going to get up to No. i ? No 
reason why we can't. Along this line. 
Engineer Powell and Fireman Bennett of 
the Elk Line flyers between Charleston and 
Elkins, have been commended for the in- 
terest they have taken in making a good 
fuel record. 

Superintendent W. Trapnell spent two 
days in Baltimore recently attending the 
spring time-table meeting. We understand 
there will be few changes on this Division. 
Trainmaster Deegan also spent two days in 
Baltimore, getting out the proof, etc. 

Wheeling Division 

L. W. Wet?el and Marie Sl.\tterick 

Charles McConkey, messenger boy. 
Wheeling, surprised us all when he appeared 
in his first long pants. He looks dignified 
indeed! (And he wears socks, too, if you 

J. H. Lindsay, rodman. Engineering 
Corps, Division Engineer's Office, was 
suddenly called to Chicago recently because 
of the illness of his father-in-law. 

Miss Mary Marker, stenographer. Gen- 
eral Superintendent's Office, knows for a 

certainty that she won't give up her sten- 
ographic position this year. She fell up 
the steps one day last week, and of course 
we all know what that means. 

The body of Lieut. A. J. Moimtain was 
brought home and was buried on Tuesday 
April 18 with military funeral. Lieut. 
Mountain was a resident of McMechen 
and a former employe of this Company 
as clerk at Benwood. He was killed in 
battle five years ago. 

The accompanying picture is of Lady 
Jean Fairfax, a thoroughbred Scotch collie, 
owned by our file clerk, Miss Jean Pell. 
Lady Jean is four years old. She has made 
her home with Miss Pell nearly aU of her 
doggie's life. 

Car Distributor Fred M. Powell is the 
proud father of a baby daughter, born on 
March 18. Mr. PoweU says 18 years from 
now he'll show us the prettiest girl in the 
world. We don't doubt his word in the 

Supervise- J. A. Roberts, Wheeling 
Division Short Line Sub-Division, also has 
an addition to his family. Triplets! And 
all girls!!! Congratulations, Mr. Roberts! 

A sad bit of news is the death of A. J. 
Wells. Mr. Wells was signal maintainer 
on the WheeUng Division and was well 
liked by everyone. We wish to extend our 
sincere sympathy to the bereaved Mrs. 

More congratulations! Mr. Stork visited 
the Kindelberger's on April 2. The next 
day "Ed" was passing around cigars. It's 
a boy! "Ed" is C. E. Kindelberger on 
the engineering corps. Division Engineer's 
Office, Wheeling. 

Frank Ackerman is the proud-and satis- 
fied owner of a new Buick roadster! Sun- 
day one could see him spinning around in 
his new car with a friend. Mr. Ackerman's 
smile was broad. Oh, ye friends in Balti- 
more, take notice! 

Holloway, Ohio 

Correspondent, O. R. Telle 
Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Geer are the proud 
parents of a new baby girl. Mr. Geer was 
formerly employed as supplyman, third 
trick, at this station. 

The position of general yardmaster, 
Holloway, is again made vacant by the 
promotion of former Yardmaster Booth to 
a new position at Fairmont, W. Va. We 
extend to Mr. Booth our best wishes for 

We have with us now Mr. Pitcher who- 
succeeds Mr. Booth as general yardmaster. 
Please accept our hand, Mr. Pitcher, in 
extending our hearty cooperation to you 
and wishing you success in your new position. 

If you wish to be a successful farmer we 
would advise that you talk with our smiling 
roimdhouse foreman, R. W. Livingston, 
who is managing a small ranch just across 
from the shops. " Livy " says if he had just 
raised one more hog and about one dozen 
more chickens he and his wife could be living 
a retired life at present. 

All employes at the shop unite in express- 
ing their s\'mpathy to Mrs. Palmer and 
family in the loss of their beloved husband 
and father. Mr. Palmer's death came as 
a sad surprise to all who knew him. He 
was formerly employed at the shops as an 
electric welder and was an efficient work- 

The March issue of our Magazine cer- 
tainly contained an item of interest to E. 
D. Kirk. He was intently pouring over 
the last page of the Magazine and, 

Balhmore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 


Left to right: Edwin W. Spille, pass clerk and Magazine correspondent; J. A. McCabe, stenographer; Walter K. Noe, assistant chief clerk; Mae Agen, 
comptometor operator; E. F. Medosh, stenographer; Charlotte Lauther, comptometer operator; Arthur Lauther, clerk ; August Duesing, assistant file clerk; 
Joseph A. Barron, stenographer; Katharine Nock, file clerk; "Judge" Holmes, a visitor from the Baltimore Veterans' Association; John Gruhler, general clerk; 
George Lang, Jr., clerk; Ruth Murdock, stenographer 

upon investigation it was found that he was 
reading an advertisement ^ntitled "A New 
Way to End Your Roof Troubles." Say 
Kirk, we didn't know you were conscious 
of your ailments. 

Western Lines 
General Offices, Cincinnati 

Correspondent, E. W. Spille 

Emil G. Swepston 
Honor for Baltimore and Ohio Boy 

The accompanying photograph is that of 
Emil G. Swepston, former M. C. B. clerk 
and timekeeper, Storrs, Ohio. Mr. Swep- 
ston started to work for the Baltimore and 

Chio at Storrs as clerk, in 1908, during 
vacation, nnd has been with us every va- 
cation until the present time. Having 
graduated from high school in 191 2, he went 
to work for the Baltimore and Ohio and in 
1 91 6, entered University of Cincinnati as a 
Pr2 Medic. He is in the graduating class of 
this year. He, with four other seniors, has 
been admitted to membership in the Alpha 
Omega Alpha Fraternity at the College of 
Medicine. Membership in this fraternity 
is considered to be the highest scholastic 
honor obtainable by a member of the 
graduating class of a medical college. Mr. 
Swepston will be well remembered by all 
his associates in the Railroad for his pleasing 
and willing ways. He takes with him into 
his new field the best wishes of all who 
know him. 

The accompanying photograph is that of 
Baltimore and Ohio PoHce (Dfficer Clyde 
L. Cramer, who was killed April 1 6 by being 
hit by engine at Elmwood Place, Cincinnati, 
Ohio. Mr. Cramer was one of our efficient 
officers and was on duty at Elmwood Place 
when he stepped from behind a passing 
train in front of another coming down the 
opposite track. His death is keenly felt in 
the Police Department at Cincinnati, as 
Mr. Cramer was well liked by all his asso- 
ciates. He is survived by a widow and two 
small children, to whom we extend our sin- 
cere sympathy. 

Cincinnati Terminals 

Correspondent, Joseph Beel 
"Little Sunshine," the first trick crew 
dispatcher at Ivorydale, better known to 
his associates as "Henry," surprised the 
forces one day last week by smiling. The 
reason, we are told, is that Frank Witwer, 
the Beau Brummel train caller, came to 
work with a white collar attached to a blue 

shirt. The wearing of the white collar in 
itself is not significant but the reason for 
the extra finery is what made Henry smile. 
It is understood that Frank has a thrill in 
the neighborhood of Winton Place. 

Conductor F. J. Ricter, Toledo Division, 
has proven to be one of Cincinnati Ter- 
minals most active workers for Safety. 
There is nothing that escapes the obser\-ant 
Fred, and his reports have added materi- 
ally to correcting unsafe practices in the 

The Late Clyde L. Cramer 

With the coming of Spring, a y^ung 
man's fancy turns to love. So it is with 
Ralph Diamond, yard clerk at Elmwood 

Left to right, front row: Miss Alice H. Conroy, stenographer; Miss Ruth L. Beitzer, statistical clerk ; Miss Amanda M. Gaisser, secretary; Miss Phyllis 
Meiers, stenographer; Miss Rose Stutter, stenographer. Back Row: J. J. Flanagan, passenger clerk; Thos. J. Murphy, chief clerk; C. R. Elkins, assistant 
superintendent transportation; W. C. Morrison, assistant chief clerk; C. J. Armstrong, station service mspector; Robert P. Bums, stenographer ; A. W. Itnapp, 
statistical clerk; C. f. Moeves, assistant car distributor; G. M. Wilhelm, car distributor; Howard Pancoast, file clerk; Russell C. Kistner, assistant file 
clerk; George Lange, office boy; W. C. Andrews, clerk; O. H. Von Blon, sUtistical clerk; F. J. Hombach, embargo clerk; C. A. Hombach, sUtistical clerk 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May. ig22 

and it is apparent that the young lady of 
his dreams is some culinary artist. This is 
substantiated by the delicious fudge that 
Ralph passes around every Thursday and 
Monday mornings. 

Joe Winterfeldt, the popular caller at 
Stock Yards, had the misfortune to sprain 
his ankle on March 21, while in the perform- 
ance of his duties. However, we are glad to 
know that the injurs^ is improving rapidly 
and "Mose" will be back on the job soon. 

In speaking of the "Think and Act 
Drive," J. L. Flanagan, our chief clerk at 
Elmwood, said: "The real purpose of the 
drive was successful. We found that we 
not onty had thinkers in the Cincinnati 
Terminal, but also actors. Arthur Tanner, 
quite a saxophone player, and Roy Say- 
ferrle, quite a singer, showed by their 
reports that they were in a class by them- 
selves in the drive." 

Harbingers of spring are all around us at 
this season of the year, but a sure sign of 
the time is the exasperating Coleman at 
Elmwood, chuckling to himself about the 
chances the "Reds" have this year — and 
the best he can figure is eighth in the row. 

"Bill" McGinley is still wearing his 
Easter Toggerj^!!!! Watch out. Girls! 

"Tommy" Bowns, the little trainmaster 
of the Toledo Division, is back on the job, 
cutting 'em loose and keeping the Dayton 
boys busy taking 'em in. Incidentally it is 
not known whether "Tommy" is going to 
buy a new auto or another canary bird. 

"Blue Moon" — not an opera, but a 
brand of treated Burley, is Kelly's new dish. 

Not that the boys of the Ivorydale Shops 
crave any distinction, but they are sorry 
to hear that Colonel Brown and "Mike" 
Neal, composing the heaviest bull gang of 
the entire system, will soon accept a tempt- 
ing offer to enter circus hfe. Colonel 
Brown tips the scales at exactly 404 H, 
while Neal runs a close second at 4031^ 
wearing nothing but a smile. 

MacNamara was overheard to say to one 
of his friends that he does not at all mind 
dying, but he surely would hate to lose his 
highly prized seniority. 

One of the most popular men in the shop 
was married on February 28. What do you 
mean, "Bill?" There are more boiler- 
makers now then there are jobs. However, 
here are our congratulations! 

FOR SALE— Twenty-year old horse, 
perfectly sound except for one stiff leg and 
one bad eye. The only reason for selling is 
the fact that the public drinking troughs 
have been removed. Liberty Bonds ac- 
cepted as part payment. Apply George 
Rousch, Elmwood Farm. 

"Bob" Hop wood thought that he would 
like to have an 'a la rouge complexion, but 
forgot to figure the cost. How soon did you 
say you were going to bathe in the river 
again, "Bob?" 

"Pansy" says the only difference be- 
tween a rich man and a poor man is that 
the rich man owns a twin six and the poor 
man has six twins. 

Since John Zureick repaired his car, we fail 
to see what use he will get out of his Klaxon. 

We wish to extend our sympathy to 
Boilermaker "Jos." Speier, at Ivorydale, 
who recently lost his mother. 

We also wish to extend to Robert 
Gabriel, clerk in General Foreman's OfiBce, 
our sympathy in the death of his grand- 
father, Mr. Richard Gabriel. Mr. Gabriel 
was almost ninety -seven years of age at time 

of his death and was one of our veterans, 
having worked for the Railroad for 56 years. 

Hurrah for the boys in the boiler shop 
who have come forward with Magazine 
news! We hope other departments will 
take notice and show their colors. 
When you ride the Baltimore and Ohio 
By G. B. S. 

When you ride the Baltimore and Ohio 
With a river by its side, 
It will show you charms a 'plenty 
As around its curves you glide. 

There's no use in getting worried, 
Take it easy while you can, 
For our Road is built on Safety 
From its chief to sectionman. 

The trains are well inspected 
By a man they call "Car Jack" 
If he finds one in bad order 
It's sent to our shop track. 

So you see it's always Safety 
When you're riding on our train. 
Section men are always watching 
For all defects on the main. 

The trains are electric lighted 
There are fans to keep you cool, 
And at j^our destination 
There's the porter with his stool. 

He wiU help you to the platform 
Beside the railroad's shiny track. 
And when your journey's ended. 
Our good Road will take you back. 

Have you heard "Joe" Speier's latest 
song hit? It's called, " When the Rolls are 
Rolling in the Flues. " Some hit! 

Newlyweds desiring information as to 
how to greet their wives will be duly in- 
structed by Coney Fey, who will gladly 
impart what knowledge he has on the sub- 
ject, as well as his own personal experience. 

"Dick" Haas says that the Oakland is 
right there when it comes to all around 
performance. He claims it makes all hills 
on high. Which way, "Dick, " up or down? 

Lost, blown away, or stolen: One khaki 
shirt — owner, "Sam" Brookes. Will finder 
kindly return shirt as soon as possible to 
avert the buying of another Sunday shirt, 
now being worn during the week? 

Did you ever hear of a fellow entrusting 
a diamond ring to another? That was the 
story "Bill" Leonard tried to make us 
beUeve the other morning. Now to make 
the story complete, "Bill," tell us how she 
liked it. 

Hickory, Dickory, Bill 

Works just like a still 

He chews his gum 

'Till his jaws are numb 

Hickory, Dickory, Bill. 

Newark Division 

Correspondent, B. A. Oatman 

Newark, Ohio Station 

Oh, look who's here! Most of you know 
the two young ladies on page 64, but for 
the benefit of our readers who are not 
yet acquainted with them, we present 
Miss Mary Gainey (left), labor distributor, 
Division Accountant's Office. Miss Gainey, 
as assistant correspondent in the depot 
offices, helps to make the Newark Division 
section of the Magazine a success. The 
other is Miss Lavern Seymour, secretary to 
W. E. Laird, chief clerk to division superin- 
tendent, a busy little body, who turns out 
correspondence just like a printing press. 

The photo in same group on page 64 shows 
engine 173 as it was standing at the turn- 

table at Columbus, Ohio, just prior to its 
being sent west to Purdue University as a 
gift from the Baltimore and Ohio. 

This type of locomotive was known as the 
"Camel Back" and will be remembered by 
our older employes. The fireman had to go 
down the stairs at the rear of the cab to the 
tender, then fired the engine from the tender 
which was on a line with the fire box door. 

The cab is large and roomy, resembling a 
sun parlor in which the engineer and fireman 
had their quarters when engine was out on 
the road or in yard service. Engineer J. A. 
Shaw is seen in the cab at the front. He 
moved the engine from Newark to Colum- 
bus. His fireman is shown next, and just 
outside the cab is Edgar Kimes, hostler at 
Columbus, Ohio. 

In our picture gallerj^ we see Walter and 
Robert Board, sons of Rate Clerk Harvey 
Board, freight h.ouse. 

Yardmaster James Vamer has graduated 
from the Ford owner's class and is now the 
proud posessor of a Chevrolet. " Jim " and 
his family of six look very comfy in their 
new car. 

Effective April i, the Newark Division 
has standardized the power on the two main 
sub divisions, Newark to Benwood, and 
Newark to Willard, by adopting all Q-i-A 
engines. This will have a good effect .in the 
despatching and moving of trains. You 
can always find Newark Division leading 
the others when it comes to bettering condi- 
tions or improving the service. 

We are informed that our handsome and 
genial general yardmaster Charles Powers, 
Zanesville, Ohio, was recently married to 
one of Zanesville's charming young ladies. 
Not being fortunate enough to be personally 
acquainted with Mrs. Powers, we can only 
extend our congratulations. After knowing 
Charles as we do, we know that he exercised 
his usual good taste and judgment in choos- 
ing a wife. A toast to you both! May you 
enjoy a long life and a happy one! 

The April issue of the Hot Box Journal 
carries the following : 

"A journal box is a small and innocent 
appearing appUance. But when it gets hot, 
it disarranges the entire schedule of a whole 
division and causes iintold trouble to train 
crews, untold difficulty to the despatchers 
and incalculable expense to the railroad." 

We have just received a supply of Willson 
Industrial Safety Bulletin No. 115-S for our 
bulletin boards. This poster was put out 
by the Willson Goggles, Inc., Reading, Pa. 
It shows a pair of goggles in one hand and 
an artificial eye in tha other hand and the 

This bulletin is food for thought. Would 
you give up your good eyes when you could 
retain them by simply obeying the Safety 
rules of the Baltimore and Ohio, which 
state clearly that goggles must be used when 
handling any kind of work where the eye 
may be injured by flying particles? Mr. 
Head, Safety Department, follows this 
particular violation of the rules closely. If 
you are called on the carpet for not wearing 
goggles when you should have done so, do 
not get "wrathy" about it, but just think 
of the bulletin mentioned above. TAKE 
YOUR CHOICE— eyes or goggles. , 

An Up To Date File Room 

To find a file room which you can say is 
positively up to date is a rare occurrence, 
but we happened to take a peep into the file 
room of the Freight Station, Columbus, 
Ohio, and were amazed to see such a 
systematic place, everything right up to 
date and records for past eight years right 
in front of you. You could locate any day's 
business in 1914 just as easily as you could 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, jgz^ 


any day's in 1922. The file room is well 
lighted and ventilated, with plenty of room 
at the base of each set of shelving, so you 
can spread out your work and check with 
the file records. It is certainly a pleasure 
to look up file records in such a tidy and 
well kept place. 

Heavy Freight Facilities 

When shipments weighing J.5,500 pounds 
are delivered to any freight house for un- 
loading, you certainly must be equipped to 
lift and place such immense loads. 

We noticed a shipment of a transformer 
for the Columbus Power and Light Co., 
standing in the Columbus Freight station 
yards. On inquiry we found that it was 
billed at 45,500 pounds and that the electric 
crane at the freight station would easily 
handle the immense piece of machinery. In 
order to see that we were being advised 
correctly we sauntered around and waited 
for the big crane to show us what it could 
do. The crane raised the transformer and 
set it on an eight wheel truck provided for 
its removal just as easily as you could 
imagine. We also found that the Baltimore 
and Ohio is the only road entering Columbus 
which has the facilities for handling material , 
of this kind and it is necessary for competing 
lines at Columbus to set heavy material at 
this crane for unloading. The Baltimore 
and Ohio is well equipped to handle any 
kind of freight offered. 

Crosby's Plight 
By A. S. Wahl, Yard Clerk 
Our friend Crosby is some sensation 

Dancing with the ladies! What exhiliara- 

With swaying feet to Syncopation 
As graceful as the whole creation! 

With his friend down to the station 
Prancing gayly with elation, 

Smiling broadly in anticipation, 
Of the whirling gay gyration 1 

The slippery floor would not stay put 
Where Crosby had it under his foot 

His foot slipped up, his head came down — 
My goodness, Crosby, you'll break your 

Quickly recovering, he brushed his coat 
"No dance floor yet has got my goat, 

I'll finish this dance if it takes a year — 
What makes your face so red, my dear?" 

"We'll finish this dance and eat our feed 
Then quickly home in my car we'll speed, 

There await another invitation 

To the realms of fox trot syncopation." 

The "auto bug" seems to have been 
working overtime of late. We notice three 
new cars running around bearing the ini- 
tials, "F. E. C," " W. E. L.," and "D. S. 
G. " We are expecting to receive an invi- 
tation soon to take a ride and pass on the 
good qualities of each individual car. 

We are indeed grateful to Lee Moore, 
director of Public Works, Newark, Ohio, 
and a former employe of the Baltimore and 
Ohio as draftsman. Newark is to install a 
filtration plant costing approximately 
$125,000. Mr. Moore has included in the 
contracts for the furnishings of all material 
for the plant, that the material must ba 
routed to Newark via the Baltimore and 
Ohio. Many thanks, Lee! 

John S. Price 

Bom on October 2, 1853. Died on April 
II, 1922. John S. Price was bom in Colum- 
bus, Ohio, October 2, 1853. On August 25, 
1868 he entered the service of the Baltimore 
and Ohio at Bellaire, Ohio, as messenger 
boy. On October i, 1869 he was made 
clerk, Bellaire Freight station. On October 
I, 1 87 1 he was promoted to assistant check 
clerk. On March 25, 1882 he moved to 
Zanesville, Ohio, and took the position of 

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carry Np-WAva or Kxcellos. 
Bend direct, orivinK dealer's 
name. Accept no Bubntitute. 
Nu-Way Strech Suspender 
Co., Mfrs.. Adrian, Mich 






Howard Hombe's habitual habit of visiting hidden halibuts' habitations ends as usual — but 

ask Howard, he knows 

S60 to $80 a wpek sotually being 
made now l)y men aud women. 
The original— the beat— the low- 
est priced. Nickel pliited— looks 
Rood —makes good — eells f ast — 
guaranteed. No experience need- 
ed. Women as well 
as men. £xcluaivn 
territory. Work all 
or spare time, Mrs. 
Stockman, l.ansas, 
sold 10 1 n halt a dav. 
Pearman, Kv. ma'io 
$1.')0 first week. Lil>- 
eral terms. Prompt 
service. Writotoday. 

Maintenance of Way clerk. On March i, 
1886 he was transferred to Newark in a 
similar position but returned to Zanesville 
on September i, 1889. Hera he was made 
chief clerk. Maintenance of Way Depart- 
ment. On January i, 1902 the Maintenance 
of Way offices were moved from Zanesville to 
Newark, necessitating Mr. Price's return. 
On May i, 19 10 he was made account clerk 
lor the division, and on December 16, ac- 
countant for the Columbus and Newark 
sub-division, handling the accounting for 
the joint tracks between Newark and Col- 

Mr. Price was held ■ in high esteem by 
everyone who came in contact with him. 
He was a loyal employe and always had the 
interests of the Baltimore and Ohio at heart. 
He was an active member of the Relief 
Department Advisory Committee for many 
years. He made continued efforts to better 
the conditions and increase the pension al- 
lowance of the Baltimore and Ohi6* Vete- 
rans. He was secretary of the Newark 
Chapter, where he was an earnest worker. 

John Doyle and Mr. Price did everything 
in their power to secure for Newark the 
annual Veteran's picnic for the System; they 
succeeded, but both have been called from 
our midst just at a time when thsy would 
be able to enjoy this pleasure. 

Mr. Price was i\ arried to Miss Amelia 
Hart, Zanesville, Ohio, on May 10, 1876. 
His wife died on May 15, 1918. To this 
union three sons were bom, J. V. Price, 
chief clerk to freight agent, Columbus, 
Ohio; Franklin N. and George L., both of 
Youngstown, Ohio. 

Mr. Price's untimely death was brought 
on by a stroke of apoplexy on January 26 
while at his desk in the Division Accoun- 
tant's office. 

Funeral services, which were held in the 
First Presbyterian church on the afternoon 
of April 14, were largely attended, all de- 
partments of the Railroad being represented 
in person and by floral designs which ac- 
companied the casket to its last resting 
place in the Cedar Hill Mausoleum. 

The heartfelt sympathy of ever>' depart- 
ment employe is extended to the three sur- 
viving sons and relatives. 

George D. Kuhn, Sr. 

Bom on May 22, 1840. Died on March 
28, 1922. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1922 

Mr. Kuhn entered the service of the 
Raiboad on November 23, 1879 as boiler- 
maker. He continued in this capacity until 
1884, when he had his back injured by 
being caught between two boilers. His 
injury necessitated his retirement from 
active service for a period of ten years. He 
re-entered the service as watchman and 
continued for eight years in this position; 
he was then made boilermaker helper, but 
his injury forced him to retire again, and 
he was pensioned on September 18, 1905. 
George, as he was known among the Newark 
shop employes, always had the interests of 
his fellow employes at heart, and often 
made visits to the shop to see the old com- 
rades who will miss him. 

Air. Kuhn was married to Miss Julia 
Sanders on July 22, i860. He leaves to 
mourn their loss, his widow and one son, 
Arthur, of California, five grand children 
and three great grand children. Newark 
shop employes extend their sympathy to 
the widow and family. 

We are glad to present a picture of 
Lillian M. Gartner, age twelve, oldest 
daughter of Assistant Day Roundhouse 
Foreman Charles H. F. Gartner. It shows 
Miss Gartner as she appeared when con- 
firmed on Palm Sunday, April 10, at the St. 
Paul Lutheran Church. 

On March 13 Car Inspector H. Norman, 
Zanesville shops, was sent to Sonora, Ohio 
to make repairs to a Q. D. load which had 
broken an arch bar. On arrival Mr. Nor- 
man found that is was necessary to have a 
blacksmith make weld in the arch bars and ' 
that this would necessitate further delay to 
the car if arch bars had to be sent to shop for 
repairs. Mr. Norman moved the arch bars 
to the smith shop in the village at Sonora, 
had the work done, and paid for the re- 
pairs. He was later reimbursed by the 
Company for his expense. Such interest 
as this deserves credit and Master Mechanic 
Cooper commended Mr. Norman for his 

Superintendent Kruse in his circular letter 
of April 8, has called attention to the impor- 
tance of closely following up the Think and 
Act Drive at the various stations on the 
Division. Renewed and continued close 

attention to these matters will undoubtedly 
be productive of great benefits in various 
ways, especially in a reduction in claim 
payments. The results to date have been 
satisfactory and this drive is certainly 
worthy of the best efforts of every employe 
whose duties bring him in touch with condi- 
tions which can be easily corrected by a 
little thinking and acting. Get out your 
Forms 1 755-B and get busy. 

"Getting Them Out On Time" 

On March 5, engine 5091, Train 49, dis- 
patched from Newark, made its run to 
Sandusky. When the engine was uncoupled 
from the train, it was found that the throttle 
had become disconnected. Foreman Honen- 
berger, Sandusky, Ohio, had engine moved 
to the Round House, where he knocked the 
fire, blew steam off the engine, lifted dome 
cover, and by bending down over the throt- 
tle valve at dome opening, found that the 
throttle box had come loose from side of 
dome, falling over and stripping the nut off 
bottom of auxiliary throttle valve. It was 
necessary to work over flues with hot steam 
raising through dome opening, remove, re- 
pair and apply throttle box, auxiliary 
throttle and rigging. 

Train 49 arrived at Sandusky at 1.20 
p. m., engine was repaired, gotten hot, and 
left Sandusky on Train 48 at 4.05 p. m., an 
"ON TIME" dispatchment. Mr. Honon- 
berger performed this work in less than two 
hours and forty-five minutes. Notation 
similar to the above has been made on Mr. 
Honenberger's service record, and Superin- 
tendent Kruse had commended him for his 
personal interest in handling the situation, 
which required speed as well as lots of grit. 

Columbus, Ohio Station 

Correspondent, Miss Edith Roach 
On the evening of March 28, Mrs. E. J. 
Funke, wife of our freight house foreman, 
entertained the Baltimore and Ohio Girls' 
Sewing Club. The evening was enjoyed by 
all. Music was furnished by Miss Ruth 
Funke, daughter of the hostess. A surprise 
was handed to all in the form of two small 
hearts folded together. On opening them 
up, two pictures and a dear little verse 
announcing the engagement of Miss 

Upper lef.: Engine No. 173, a "camel back" presented by the Baltimore and Ohio to Perdue Univer- 
sity. Upper right : Misses Mary Gainey and Laverne Seymour. Lower centre : Miss Lillian M. Gartner. 
Lower right: Little Walter and Robert Board. Lower left: Phbtograph of dining car steward, J. F. 
Holzhouser, which was included in this block in error 

Kathryn Funke and Ray Jones, appeared. 
Miss Fimke is transfer clerk, Columbus 
Freight Office, and a sister of E. J. Funke. 
Mr. Jones was a former rate clerk in Col- 
umbus office but during the past year he 
has been with the Hocking Valley Railway 
at Columbus. 

Several changes have been made in our 
office in the way of promotions. R. J. 
Kenney has been assigned to rate clerk, 
account promotion of D. H. Reese to rate 
clerk in Division Freight Office, Newark, 
Ohio. William Davis is promoted to cor- 
rection clerk, Edward Dauer, to cash clerk. 

Claim Clerk and Mrs. R. E. McCuen are 
the proud parents of a son, Robert Cameron, 
bom April 7. Mr. McCuen will be remem- 
bered as an operator, who worked in that 
capacity for several years at points on the 
Newark Division. 

Our sympathy is extended to our Chief 
Clerk J. V. Price in the loss of his father, 
John S. Price, of Newark, Ohio. 

Miss Marie Brink entertained with a six 
o.'clock dinner at her home in Grove City 
on April 7, in honor of Miss Kathryn Funke, 
bride to be. The guests were the six girls, 
Anna Browne, Hazel Cashner, Cecelia Car- 
ter, Dorothy Funke, Edith Roach and 
Kathryn Funke. 

Miss Anna Browne and Hazel Cashner 
entertained at the latter's home with a 
miscellaneous shower in honor of Miss 
Funke on April 1 1 . The guests were the 
members of the Sewing Club and a few of 
their friends. The evening was spent in 
playing games and jokes on the bride to be, 
ending up with the singing of some appro- 
piate parodies written for the occasion by 
Mr. Ralph Dodds, a former clerk in our 
office, now with Senator Willis in Wash- 
ington, D. C. 

Miss Brink, Miss Cashner, Miss Funke 
and Miss Roach entertained Miss Anna 
Browne on her birthday, March 23, by 
taking her to dinner and to the theater. All 
Miss Browne wanted was FISH and that 
was what she got. Miss Browne certainly 
enjoyed the hospitality of her friends, and 
says that when pay day comes again she will 
take herself out to a dinner. 

Miss Kathryn Clifford, who has been in 
poor health for some time, has taken a fur- 
lough. We hope that she will be able to be 
with us soon again. 

The Misses Lillie and Bess Sites have 
moved to their new home at Grove City. 

Mansf eld, Ohio 

Correspondent, C. R. Stone 

E. N. Kendall, division freight agent, 
Newark Division, recently spent the day at 
Mansfield, calling on the various manu- 
facturers of the city relative to traffic 

Traveling Passenger Agent G. R. Dugan, 
was in the cily recently in the interests of 
passenger business. He spent the day with 
our local agent, G. F. Sellers. 

TraveUng Passenger Agent S. E. Corbin, 
Canadian Pacific Railroad, was in the city 
recently, calling on our local ticket agent rela- 
tive to passenger business out of Mansfield. 

On March 12 the new bill of lading was 
discussed at the traffic managers' meeting 
held at Mansfield. The new regulations went 
into effect on March 15, and there are a 
number of changes in which the shippers 
are interested. The new bill of lading was 
explained by Traffic Manager J. C. Custer, 
Barnes Manufacturing Co., as well as by 
E. C. Doudna, traveling freight agent, 
Newark, Ohio. The interests of the rail- 
roads were looked after by representatives 
of the Baltimore and Ohio, Erie, and the 
Pennsylvania Railroad Companies. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 

The Ten Commandments of Business From Book 
of Impressions 

1 . Handle the hardest job first each day : 
easy ones are pleasures. 

2. Do not be afraid of criticism, criti- 
cize yourself often. 

3. Be glad and rejoice in the other fel- 
low's success; study his methods. 

4. Do not be misled by dislikes; acid 
ruins the finest fabrics. 

5. Be enthusiastic; it is contagious. 

6. Do not have the notion that success 
means simply money making. 

7. Be fair, and do at least one decent act 
every day in the year. 

8. Honor the chief; there must be an 
executive to everything. 

9. Have confidence in yourself and make 
yourself fit. 

10. Harmonize your work; let sunshine 
radiate and penetrate. 

Sandusky, Ohio 

Correspondent, Miss I. C. M.\rtin 
Charles O. Abele, waybill clerk, treated 
the force on the first day of Spring. A fine 
baby daughter has arrived at his home. 

Mrs. J. S. Kinney recently went to the 
Grand-Rapids, Michigan, hospital for an 
operation; we wish for her a speedy recovery. 

Charles F. Doerflinger, a pensioned em- 
ploye, died at the Good Samaritan Hospital, 
Sandusky, Ohio, on March 30. 

Akron Division ^ 

Correspondent, J. A. J.^ckson 
The youngest and the biggest baby of the 
bunch — the new Akron Divis-on. We wel- 
come you, and wish you well! 

With the consolidation of the Cleveland 
and New Castle Divisions into what is now 
known as the Akron Division, with head- 
quarters at Akron, Ohio, comprising 694 
miles of main track and 449 miles of side 
tracks, or a total of. 1143 miles, the new 
division will rank among the largest of its 
kind in the United States. Superintendent 
D. F. Stevens is in charge, and has sur- 
rounded himself with an efficient staff of 
officers. The united efforts of all employes, 
if put forth in the channels of co-operation, 
will assure the officers of success in the 
operation of this, the "Baby Division" of 
the System. 

The names of the officers of the new 
division follow: 

Superintendent — D. F. Stevens, 

Akron, Ohio. 

Trainmaster— C. P. Angell,. . .Akron, Ohio. 
Trainmaster — J. P. Dorsey, 

New Castle Jet., Pa. 
Trammaster— T. E. Fahey, . . .Lorain, Ohio. 
Trainmaster — J. Fitzgerald, 

Massillon, Ohio. 
Master Mechanic— J. A. Tschuor, 

Akron, Ohio. 
Division Engineer — E. J. Correll, 

Akron, Ohio. 
Road Foreman of Engines — J. L. Shriver, 

Akron, Ohio. 
Road Foreman of Engines — W. E. Sample, 

New Castle Jet., Pa. 
Road Foreman of Engines — P. C. Loux, 

Lorain, Ohio. 
Division Operator — M. E. Tuttle, 

Akron, Ohio. 
Chief Train Dispatcher— C. M. Trussell, 

Akron . Ohio. 
Division Accountant — S. H. Jewett, 

Akron, Ohio. 
Division Claim Agent — G. W. Hesslau, 

Youngstovvn, Ohio 
Division Storekeeper, H. A. Lockhart, 

New Castle Jet., Pa. 
Division Storekeeper — C. H. Rothger%-, 

Lorain, Ohio. 

Medical Examiner — Dr. F. Dorsey, 

New Castle Jet., Pa. 

George Broadbeck, electric welder at New 
Castle Junction Shops, has been nicknamed 
" Daddy " as the result of the first visit from 
old Doctor "Stork," who arrived on 
Sunday, April 2 with a bouncing ten pound 
boy, George, Jr. George is just about the 
happiest man around the shops and is re- 
ceiving the customary congratulations from 
a host of friends. Good luck, George, and 
many of them, but where's my cigar? 

Chief Dispatcher J. A. Phelps, New 
Castle Junction, was called to Peoria, Ohio, 
by the death of his mother on Thursday, 
April 6. The sympathy of his fellow em- 
ployes is extended .to him in his great loss. 

Rumors are flying thick and fast that 
Cupid's dart is shooting his little arrow 
from the Division Accountant's Office, aim- 
ing straight, and hitting the mark every 
time in the Freight Office. Hurry up. 
Walker, let's have the news for the next issue. 

Congratulations are in order to Inspector 
of Accounts and Mrs. P. B. McDowell, on 
the arrival of a baby boy, on Sunday, April 
2. The little fellow has been named Joseph. 
No cigars, please. 

Employes of the Division Accountant's 
Office enjoyed a farewell dinner in the Elks 
Club, New Castle, on March 28. The 
dinner was given as a courtesy to various 
employes in this department who will be 
located in the new headquarters at Akron, 
Ohio. Special guests included Superinten- 
dent and Mrs. D. F. Stevens and W. R. Pitt 
of Baltimore. Chief Clerk W. J. Thatcher 
acted as toastmaster of the evening, and in- 
troduced Mr. Stevens as the first speaker. 
Mr. vStevens gave an interesting and instruc- 
tive talk on the spirit of good fellowship and 
its relation to the successful operation of the 
Railroad. Mr. Pitt related some humorous 
tales of his railroad experiences and dwelt 
on the methods of modern railroading. 
Division Accountant P. H. Groscup was the 
last speaker on the program. His remarks 
were interspersed with expressions of the 
friendship in which he held the members of 
his office force. The Committee in charge 
of arrangements included W. J. Thatcher, 
chairman; Fred Ellis, Whan Poole, Ruth 
Dufiford and Gladys Keelan. 


Correspondent, A. F. Becker 

The last meeting of the School of Account- 
ing was held as a surprise to S. H. Jewett 
and H. L. Vermilion, at the residence of Mr. 
Jewett. The guests of honor were Mr. and 
Mrs. J. E. Fahy. The meeting place was at 
the Public Square, and the crowd went out 
in a body to his residence, but they wore 
about a quarter of an inch of shoe-leather 
in finding tiis ranch. The night, a wet one, 
took all the shine and polish off everyone 
except Louie, the office boy, who brought 
his long pants with him. 

You ought to have seen the expression on 
Samuel's face when he looked out the ";in- 
dow and saw the gang coming toward the 
front door. I'll bet he thought the war 
wasn't over. Nevertheless he welcomed us 
all, and Mr. Vermilion (H. L. V.) was at the 
back door starting for Flora, when he heard 
the commotion. 

We played games, danced and sang. The 
music was furnished by F. S. Scroggie and 
Miss M. Roberts. John Jewell brought 
along his fiddle case — he must have been 
going to carry home his lunch. 

We played putting on the donkey's tail. 
Frank Hert got the booby prize. He 
thought the donkey was an elephant with 
two tails. He got his Easter Eggs, but he 
needs them. 

Send No Money 

Thi'92I-ieweI Illinois Watch — the Bann Special 

Bent on trial. Do not send us a penny. Thu Bunn 
Special, made to be "the watrh for railroad men" if* 
aajDsted to 6 positions, extreme heat, extreme cold 
nnd isochronism. 21-j('w<'l movement, Montgomery 
Dial, handsome jruarantcod 20-year Rold-tilled caflo. 
Guaranteed to pa9$ inspection on any railroad. 

After Trial a Few Cents a Day 

The watch comes exprens prepaid to your home. Kx- 
amin« it tirst. Only if pli.'jiaf<f wend Sri.Vr. aa first paymrnt. 
Wear tho watch. If uftt-r llJ <i«v^ vnii .ii-riH.- I<> n-turn it wo 
rcfun-l (Icpowit imnif.lint.-ly. Il you huj. Hi-mi only $/i.7i • 
muatn UDLil Sri?. 6U in nmcl 

l^n-L^CE^ l\JUf\J address. No red tape. Junt 
Bay, Sflnd me the Bunn Special." Do not enclose • p«DDr, 

Don t delay. Write today. 

Our ISfi'VOOe eatatoo. f^o. 4015 ^hovrn 
moTP thnn -J.non hargfiins (n ^Uttmondt, 
uatehea and weir u. Wrile/or it/^OW. 


Miss Winters won first prize, a handker- 
chief. "Mike" Walus is going to get a job 
in a tire shop blowing up tires; he now can 
blow out matches. 

Our little flappers were there: Lena Beil 
and Mary Beggs, full of pep and ready to 
si' ke a shimmy. The party went along 
alright 'til someone said "Let's eat," and 
the music stopped short. 

After our lunch a box of good cigars was 
brought out and all the men had a smoke, 
as we had a fund. After lunch. Miss A. 
Beaumont presented Mr. Jewett with a 
masonic watch charm, and Mr. Vermilion 
with a gold pencil as tokens of friendship 
between employes and officers. Miss Beau- 
mont made a presentation speech which 
was a credit to her. 

Listening to the Victrola 'til we all signa l 
our names in the Guest Book, we defS>rted 
for home, wishing the best to Mr. Jewett 
and Mr. Vermilion, as this was the last meet- 
ing of our school. 

George J. Elford, local agent, Dover, was 
married at Warren, Ohio, on March 14 to 
Mrs. Nick Nigro. ' The bride is a graduate 
of Mt. Marie College, Canton, and an ac- 
complished musician. 

The enclosed pict,?Ye is that of Arthur 
Marquard, assistant file clerk, Akron, Ohio, 
known as the "Jazz Hound." 

Passenger Brakeman P. M. Carpenter 
was married on March 23 to Mrs. Murray 
of Massillon, Ohio. 

Massillon, Ohio 

Correspondent, W. E. Brugh 
"Joe" Yetzer, hostler, recently had mucli 
difficulty in getting engine 1140 hot, before 
being dispatched from Massillon engine 
house. Some one previously had placed a 
board over the stack to keep rain from run- 
ning down into it while a flue was being put 
in boiler, and board was not noticed on X.o\> 
when fire was started; consequently, "Joe" 
had a fight on his hands to get engine h'A. 
That is one on htm. 

Brakeman C. C. Heiser, who was re- 
cently furloughed on account of depression 
in business, has accepted a temporary- posi- 

Please mention our magazine xuhcn icriting advertisers 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, IQ22 

tion as crossing watchman, Main Street, 

A general clean up was made on the Cleve- 
land Division during the first part of April. 
Our Division is now in about the cleanest 
condition it has ever been, and all of us can 
take pride in our general surroundings and 
the right of way. 

Track Walker J. Antonille, has resigned. 

BULLETIN-Brakeman George H. Brugh 
shaved off his mustache. It is rumored 
that a petition was gotten up to have it 

Can You Imagine — 

Chief Clerk Kent Spangler, Freight 
House, with a cigarette in his mouth? 

Agent L. T. Kegler, without his prized 

Repairman "Franz Joseph" Krizan and 
"John Bull" Appleby, Massillon Rip Track, 
being very peaceful? 

Engineer M. H. Carpenter running a foot 

Round House Foreman E. Polem driving 
his Ford at a speed of 20 miles per hoiar? 

Fireman P. B. Hollinger and F. P. Arnold, 
Dover, Ohio, and L. R. Groff, Massillon, 
were examined on the Book of Operating 
Rules and time-table at Massillon, by Train- 
master J. Fitzgerald, on April 12; they are 
now full-fledged engineers. Good luck to 
you, boys! 

Brakeman G. H. Brugh has taken a four 
months' leave of absence. Mr. Brugh in- 
tends to enter the paper hanging business. 
Be careful, and do not hang any star 
boarders (borders), George. 

Boilermaker W. E. McGurren, has been 
off duty for some time because of several 
broken ribs. Here's hoping for his speedy 

Yard Clerk T. O. Baker has resigned to 
accept a position at Mansfield as a crane- 
man in a rolling mill. Good luck to you, 

L. W. "Governor" Myers has re-entered 
the service as yard clerk, vice T. O. Baker, 
resigned. We know that ' ' Gov. ' ' can handle 
the work, and we are all glad to see him 
back with us again. 

Austin Sanders, clerk, Freight House, has 
left the service to return to his home in 

The accompanying picture shows Mr. 
and Mrs. Harry O'Neil and their happy 
family of eleven children, none of whom 
are twins, at their home in Cordova, 
Alaska. Mrs. O'Neil, who is just 37 
years of age, is a niece of "Mart" 
Leahy, operator. New Castle Junction. 
"Mart" is very proud of this large 
and happy family of relatives. Mr. O'Neil 
is engaged in the mercantile business 
in Alaska. 

File Clerk Arthur Marquard 

On March 28, engine 5024 in charge of 
Engineer M. J. Garrett and Fireman J. R. 
Weller, succeeded in handling No. 13 with 
nine cars from Akron, Ohio to Willard, Ohio, 
— a total of 74 miles — on 231 shovels of coal 
or an average of 5.4 pounds of coal per 
passenger car mile. 

This is an exceptionally good performance, 
being the lowest that we have any record of. 

Dover, Ohio 

On April 10, formal announcement was 
made of the marriage of George J. Elford, 
our local freight agent, and Miss Mary 
Nigro, of Dover, Ohio. The wedding took 
place at Warren, Ohio, on March 14. The 
bride is a graduate of Mt. Marie College, 
Canton, Ohio, and an accomplished musi- 
cian. They will make their future home at 
Dover, and we wish them aU success. 

Section Foreman C. M. Goodie states that 
he has the best section on the System; his 
gang is composed of furloughed brakemen 
and firemen, and they know what good 
track means. 

Yard Brakeman G. A. Dickey went to 
Cleveland on a business trip on April 3, and 
while in the fifth city, made a call on 
Division Accountant Jewett. 

Section Foreman C. M. Goodie was given 
fair warning recently, when he was notified 
by the motor policeman to discontinue 
riding his bicycle on the side walk. He now 
takes the road. We thought that you knew 
better than that. Goodie. 

Brakeman and Mrs. H. Jordan have re- 
turned from a visit with their friends in 
Wheeling, Washington and Pittsburgh. Mr. 
Jordan tells us an old story of going fishing 
while on his trip, but he failed to bring any 
home to show us. How large was the one 
that got away, "Monk?" 

Brakeman H. W. Kaiser wishes to thank 
the Baltimore and Ohio employes for their 
kindness during the sickness and death of 
his mother, who passed away on April 3. 

Coal Dock Foreman Charles Elbert, 
coming from his country home on the 
Brandywine Road, in his Sedan, picked up 
two aged colored women and took them 
safely to their home on Depot Street. '"If 
you see a kindness done, pass it on. " 

Fireman R. M. Morrison, known as 
"Saw Mill Bob," who has been furloughed, 
has taken a contract to shear all of the sheep 
in Harrison County. This is a large con- 
tract, but "Saw Mill Bob" is the man for 
the job. 

The mother of this big family of eleven children, way up in Alaska, is Mrs. Harry O'Neil, and her 
uncle, Operator" Mart" Leahy, is mighty proud of her 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May. 1922 

Chicago Terminal 

Correspondent, T. H. Williams 
No, nothing further about the Anderson- 
Cordt event just now, but we hope to have 
something of interest next month. 

The bowling season of our league closed 
on March 30, with close competition be- 
tween the M. of W. (1921 "champs") and 
the Lincoln Street Supervisors. After hard 
fighting the M. of W. repeated, and are 
therefore considered the 1922 season 
"champs. " 

The following is the final League standmg: 
Team Standing 

Dept. Team 



M. of W ! 51 

Supervisors . . 49 
Accounting. . . 44 
tion 42 

Car Accounts. I 41 

Stores 39 

Engineers. . 


33 1 -607 785-78 
35; .583782-72 
40 .524 781-49 

8763 940 
855I 896 

.500I737-13 799I 859 

■488;75i-57 86ii'939 
.464;728-2 856^916 


48 .429 744-33 820I 
50: .4051727-55 822: 


High average 3 games one night, Super- 
visors, 8765. Second high average, 3 
games one night. Car Accounts, 861 5. 
High game. Supervisors, 940. Second 
high game. Car Accounts, 939. 

What was in the black box which Kil- 
boume was carrying? Those who know the 
secret know that summer is here. The 
black box contains all the latest fishing 
apparatus known to science. The new 
edition this year is a radio outfit, so con- 
nected that "Bill" will fish with a receiver 
to his ear. The fish will nibble at the hook 
and cause a short ciKruit, ringing bells and 
also gi\'ing "Bill" the busy signal, after 
which there is nothing to it but pull in the 
fish. Ask " Bill, " he knows — lucky number 
00606 — Wisconsin Science. 

A fashionable new color is to be called 
"Helen Pink." Lots of folks look that 
way in pink. 

"All that I have accomplished or expect 
to accomplish has been and will be by that 
plodding, patient, persevering process of 
accretion which builds the ant heap particle 
by particle, thought by thought, fact by 
fact. If I was ever actuated by ambition, 
its highest and warmest aspiration reached 
no further than the hope to set before the 
young men of my country an example in 
employing those invaluable fragments of 
time called 'odd moments'." 

Elihu Burritt 

Sandy, not feeling well, had consulted 
a doctor. 

Doctor: "Do you drink, Sandy?" 
Sandy: "Yes sir. " 

Doctor: "Well, you must give that up. 
D'you smoke?" 
Sandy: "Yes, sir. " 

Doctor: "You must give that up too." 

As Sandy went quickly through the 
office door, the doctor exclaimed: "You 
have not paid me for my advice, Sandy! " 

"I'm not taking it," replied Sandy. 

Three Scotchmen went to church, each 
clutching tightly the penny he intended to 
contribute when the plate was passed. 
Consternation reigned when the minister 
announced that this particular Sunday an 
effort was to be made to raise the mortgage 
and asked every member of the congrega- 
tion to make a substantial offering. 

During the prayer the Scots held a 
whispered consultation as to the solution 
of their dilemma, and reached a satisfactory 

One fainted and the other two earned 
him out. 

We regret very much to report that 
"Joe" Kennedy, chief clerk to master me- 
chanic, Lincoln Street, is still confined to 
his home with rheumatism. We sincerely 
hope that he will be back in harness soon, 
as we all miss him. 

We extend our deepest sympathy to 
Henry Berg, who lost his^father during the 
first part of April. 

Chicago Division 
Garrett, Indiana 

Correspondent, Margaret A. Galloway 

Earl Shull, loc 1 patrolman, was found 
dead five miles west of Bremen, Ind., dur- 
ing the early morning of April 10. It is a 
mystery as to whether he met his death by 
accident or foul play. 

M". Shull, whose duty it was to protect 
shipments against robbery, left Garrett on 
No. 97, about 6.30 p.m. on Sunday. 
Evidently his absence was not noted by 
the crew in charge of train No. 97, as his 
body was not discovered until 1.30 a. _m. 
or about four hours after the train on which 
he was riding passed the point where his 
body was found by Conductor A. G. Beeber 
and Engineer J. M. Young, in charge of 
Train 294. 

When found, Mr. Shull's body was lying 
between the two main tracks, with the face 
buried in the gravel of the road bed. His 
patrolman's club was strapped to his wrist, 
which is taken to indicate that he was ex- 
periencing trouble with train riders. There 
was a large hole in the back of his head and 
it is thought that this was caused in the 
fall from the train. 

Mr. Shull was employed in the local 
shops but when forces were reduced a year 
or more ago was furloughed and then ac- 
cepted position with Police Department. 
He is survived by the widow, three small 
children, and two brothers. 

The body was taken to Bremen and pre- 
pared for burial, then it was brought to 
Garrett on No. 10 on the same date. 
Funeral services were conducted from the 
Christian Church at Auburn, with burial 
in Woodlawn. 

Mr. Shull and family had been residents 
of this place but three weeks, formerly 
residing in Auburn. 

Frank J. Weaver, formerly employed in 
the local shops as an electric welder, but 
who accepted a similar position with the 
Pennsylvania Railroad at Fort Wayne, 
has been promoted to supervisor of electric 
welding. In his new position Mr. Weaver 
will have charge of the electric welding in the 
shop-; at Fort Wayne, Logansport, Chicago 
and Crestline. 

J. H. Lantz, shop clerk to master me- 
chanic, has reported for duty after an 
absence because of an attack of the flu. 

Engineer Melville Ebersole sustained a 
broken leg when he fell on the icy pavement 
on March i. Although still confined to 
Sacred Heart Hospital, he is improving 

Miss Ruth Creviston, daughter of En- 
gineer and Mrs. F. W. Creviston, who 
underwent an operation at Sacred Heart 
Hospital, is also improving nicely. 

William Motson, former Chicago Di- 
vision employe, and brother of Mrs. A. R. 
Moore, was recently killed in the yards of 
the Nickle Plate Raikoad, at Bellvue, Ohio. 

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His foot became caught in a switch, and 
although Mr. Motson made every effort 
to stop the onrush of the locomotive, he 
was caught under its wheels. 

The following note appeared in a recent 
issue of the Garrett Clipper under the 
notes from Garrett Clipper of ten years 
ago: "W. L. Robinson, former roundhouse 
foreman here, has been appointed road 
foreman of engines of the Baltimore Divi- 
sion, with headquarters at Baltimore. 
The resignation of W. E. Trainer as travel- 
ing engineer was accepted and he is now 
pulling the throttle on his old run. En- 
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office has been changed to Road Foreman 
of Engines." Both Mr. Trainer and Mr. 
Wilson are now deceased. 

Mr. and Mrs. Frederick Nagel and son 
John have returned to their home in Pitts- 
burgh, after a visit at the home of Mrs. 
Nagel's parents, Mr. and Mrs. F. W. Crevis- 
ton, of South Franklin St. Mr. Nagel is 
employed in the Accounting Department 
at Pittsburgh, and was formerly in that 
Department at this station. 

Conductor and Mrs. B. A. Byers were 
called to 'Plymouth, Ind., because of the 
death of Mrs. Byers' father, the late S. J. 
Nicols. His death was due to shock 
caused when he sustained a broken hip in 
a fall recently. Mr. Nicols was well known 
to local employes as he has made his home 
with Mrs. Byers for sometime and formerly 
resided at Walkerton, Ind. He is also the 
father of E. D. Nicols, Superintendent of 
the C. M. & St. P. R'y at Eau Claire, Wis. 

To all of the following we extend our 
heartfelt sympathy in their bereavements: 

To Coppersmith and Mrs. H. H. Roan 
and family, in the loss of Mr. Roan's father. 

To Car Builder and Mrs. Harrison Grogg 
and family in the death of thair daughter 
and sister Lucille. 

To Chief Dispatcher and Mrs. A. R. 
Moore in the loss of her brother, William 

To Boilermaker and Mrs. Vern Wisner 
in the death of their only son. 

To Fireman and Mrs. E. C. Ellison in 
the death of their son and brother. 

To Mrs. Earl Shull and family in the 
death of their husband and father. 

To Conductor F. Murphy in the loss of 
his wife. 

To Conductor and Mrs. Bvers and 
family in the loss of Mrs. Byer's' father. 

To Brakeman J. Davis and family in the 
death of the wife and mother. 
, Engineer Alfred Weirich, who for a 
number of years operated a yard engine 
in local yards, has been granted a pension 
and is now making his residence on a small 
tract of land in Sunny Florida. Mr. Weirich 
is now past seventy-two years of age 
and we trust that he will be permitted to 
enjoy a number of years in the pleasant 
surroundings of his new home. 

Mrs. Khne, wife of Engineer S. T. Kline, 
who recently underwent an operation at 
the local hospital, is now improving nicely. 
Her many friends wish her a rapid recovery. 
Mrs. Kline is a sister of Engineer E. E. 
Richards, formerly of this place, but 
recently of Willard, Ohio. 

Word has been received by local relatives 
of the critical illness of Mrs. Maud Brown, 
wife of former Machinist C. J. Brown, at 
her home in Danville, 111. Mrs. Brown 
will be remembered as Miss Maud Galloway. 
She is a sister of Assistant General Foreman 
A. B. Galloway, and of Mrs. J. F. Gordon, 
Sr., and until the past few years made her 
home in Garrett. Mr. Brown is now em- 
ployed by the C. & E. I. R. R. at Danville. 

South Chicago 

Correspondent, Esther Spreenberg 
We were all agreeably surprised when we 
learned of the marriage of Lieut. C. W. 
Geenen, Police Department, South Chicago, 
and "Fame" Hunter, daughter of Thomas 
Hunter, local electrician at this station. 
The couple were married at Crown Point, 
Indiana, on March 25, and are temporarily 
residing in South Chicago. Our sincere 
congratulations and best wishes to Mr. and 
Mrs. Geenen! 

F. S.. DeVeny, Superintendent of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Chicago Terminal, 

and J. W. Melone, district freight agent 
at Chicago, paid us a visit the other day. 
It took a rainy day to bring them out. 
We hope it rains some more. 

Edward Eckert, our messenger, paid a 
visit to Garrett, Indiana on Saturday,, 
April 8. Did you like the town, "Eddie?" 

Ohio Division 

Correspondent, A. E. Erich 

SHOVELFUL A TRIP, means that the 
Ohio Division will be in the "Saving Col- 
umn" each month. Why not try it? 

Conductor James E. Ford, at present on 
leave of absence, while in the station at 
Portland, Ind., overheard a conversation 
between a party of three and a ticket agent 
in regard to a trip to Washington, D. C. 
They had in mind a route over another road. 
Mr. Ford explained to them that they 
could go to Cincinnati and take the Balti- 
more and Ohio train direct to Washington. 
He also spoke of the different items of 
interest that could be seen by taking this 
route and gave them other information in 
regard to making the trip via Baltimore and 
Ohio. Mr. Ford's conversation with these 
people resulted in their purchasing tickets 
direct to Washington, D. C, via Cincinnati 
and Baltimore and Ohio. After having 
tried the Baltimore and Ohio way, of course 
these people will always want to go that 
way if possible. More friends and more 
BUSINESS, thanks to Mr. Ford! 

It is with regret that we learned of the 
death of George W. Cutright, blacksmith, 
on March 28. Mr. Cutright has been ailing 
for over two years, and death came after a 
long, patient and unceasing struggle to re- 
gain his failing health. An employe for 
many years, he made many true and faith- 
ful friends, all of whom extend their sym- 
pathy to his wife. 

We extend to Brakeman H. Bresnahan 
our sympathy in the death of his sister, 

A. Rea, clerk in Division Accountant's 
office, is all smiles. "Yep," he says, "got 
another girl . up at our house." Congratu- 

We are glad to announce that Brakeman 
E. W. "Curly" Davis, who has been off 
duty since September because of illness, is 
again working. 

Our sympathy is extended to the family 
of Train Baggagemaster August Wagner, 
who died March 26, after an illness of 
several years from a complication of diseases. 
He was an employe for thirty-eight years. 

Fireman F. L. Newton has just returned 
after being off duty because of illness. We 
are glad to see him back again. 

Another "business booster" 

Mrs. W. L. Allison, wife of district safety- 
agent, learning that two friends were antici- 
pating a trip to Los Angeles, California, 
immediately got in touch with the ticket 
agent in regard to route, etc., insisting that 
this route call for BALTIMORE AND 
OHIO from Chillicothe to St. Louis. The 
trip was taken as per route furnished by 
Mrs. Allison. 

Because of the peace and quiet that 
reigns (??) around the desk of one of the 
clerks in the Division Accountants' Office, 
he has decided to rent one of the drawers in 
his desk to the mouse family. This family 
recently moved in and converted the 
drawer into quite a nice little home. Good 
luck, "Don." 


Trainmen and Switchmen: Take this 
"DON'T" to work with you every day. 
Don't go between moving cars or engine 

Virginia Jean, little daughter of Agent F. C. 
Segale, Cozadale, Ohio 

The usual reason for going between moving 
cars is to turn the angle cock, lift pin when 
the lever does not work, or adjust coupler. 
Wait until the cars stop. The few seconds 
time required is a good investment. Many 
employes are injured and killed every year 
by failing to heed this caution. vStudy your 
schedule but don't forget that the Book of 
Safety Rules contains some mighty im- 
portant reading matter. 

Brakeman D. M. Jones is receiving con- 
gratulations over the arrival of a baby boy. 

St. Louis Division 

Correspondent, H. F. SiyyxH, 
Secretary to Trahirtiasler, Flora, III. 
Engines on Trains 53, 54, 53, '6, 57 and 
58 are now handling trains from Lima, Ohio, 
to Louisville, Ky. P-3 type engines are 
being used to handle these trains on the 
Toledo and St. Louis Divisions. Effective 
March 12, through trains formerly operated 
between Detroit, Toledo and Cincinnati 
were extended to operate through in both 
directions between Detroit, Toledo, Cincin- 
nati and Louisville. The using of the Cen- 
tral Union Station at Cincinnati instead of 
the Fifth and Baymiller Streets station, 
eliminates transfer across the city. AVe 
should not lose any opportunity to acquaint 
the traveling public with this new arrange- 

That the handling recently given the 
"Passing Show" Company, Louisville to 
St. Louis, was highly satisfactory in every 
way was the expression of Manager Early, 
who stated that it was his intention to 
write to Messrs. Shuberts of New York, 
informing them of our service. This train, 
consisting of seven cars, left 7th Street 
Station, Louisville, at 7.32 a. m., arriving 
Union Station, St. Louis, at 3.16 p. m., 
making the run in seven hours and forty- 
four minutes, or sixteen minutes shorter 
time than asked for by the Passing Show 
Company. The train was handled by 
Engineer Owens from Louisville to Wash- 
ington, Engineer J. M. Berry, Washington 
to St. Louis and Conductor Cook. Road 
Foreman of Engines Creager, who rode the 
train the entire distance, states that hand- 
ling of train by engineers was excellent, with 
smooth starts and stops. 

The heavy and continuous spring rains 
have caused a great deal of high water over 
the division; although no serious trouble 
has been experienced it was necessai'y to 
place sand bags along track at Mill Shoals. 

H. J. Ramsey, chief clerk to 'division 
freight agent, Flora, has resigned after 16 

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years of service to take a pwDsition with the 
State Highway Department at Springfield, 
111. C. N. Turns, local freight office, 
Louisville, has been appointed to fill the 

Conductor H. H. Bryan, Bridgeport run, 
has been placed on the pension list. We 
understand he has been failing for some 
time with rheumatism. We all regret to see 
our old friend retire from active service. 

Bom to Machinist and Mrs. B. A. Day, 
Flora, a fine baby boy. Eight and one-half 
pounds, but not the kind of pounds Bernard 
has been used to. 

We had excitement galore and potential 
heroes everywhere on Sunday night, April 
2, when crew of extra 2509, west, passing 
Aviston, reported doors open and lights 
burning in station. When the agent, who 
then was off duty, investigated, he found 
that the lamps in the waiting room had been 
lighted by passengers waiting for a train, 
and had not been extinguished. The excite- 
ment then subsided. 

Signs of activity around Washington 
Shops when the Passenger Car Depart- 
ment re-opened under the management of 
our popular passenger car foreman Frank 
McLin. We have been getting an output of 
25 cars per month. Back Shop forces have 
also been increased to handle re-condition- 
ing repairs to locomotives. 

No small part of the success of the Elk's 
Minstrel given at Washington, Indiana, 
during the latter part of February, was due 
to our employes who assisted. Among the 
participants from otir forces were N. R. 
Martin, E. A. Dykins, Leonard Bartlett, 
Earl Harrington, T. J. McCarthy and the 
Misses Mildred Hemick and Dorothy Fitts. 

Congratulations are being extended to 
Mr. and Mrs. Hubert C. Myron, who were 
married on April i . Mr. Myron is third trick 
operator at Medora, Il'idiana, and has been 
in the service for the past six years. Mrs. 
Myron was formerly Miss Kathleen 
Schooley, daughter of O. D. Schooley, 
agent at Vallonia, Ind. 

Below: Conductor Charles Ireland 

Above: The little son of Machinist Ruess, 

Washington Shops 

All members of the railroad circle, as well 
as patrons of our Springfield District, were 
glad when Conductor Charles Ireland was 
able again to resume duty, after an absence 
of several months from sickness. Mr. 
Ireland, as well as the Company, is ex- 
tremely proud of his record, which after 49 
years of continuous service is without a 
mark against it. A true exponent of Safety 
First, he is always watchful for conditions 
or practices that lead to personal injury. 
He bears no mark of injury, so common 
among the "old timers" of the days when 
Safety was made the butt of ridicule. Mr. 
Ireland, born in Chillicothe, Ohio, June 3, 
1857, first entered the service as an appren- 
tice machinist at Chillicothe, then the 
Marietta and Cincinnati R. R. (now the 
Ohio Division) on August i, 1873. After 
seven years in the Motive Power Depart- 
ment, during which time he also worked at 
Vincennes, Ind., he entered train service in 
1880, working as brakeman, baggageman 
and freight conductor. He was promoted 
to regular passenger conductor on November 
8, 1883, and has been running passenger 
trains for 39 years. When passenger crews 
were run through from St. Louis to Cincin- 
nati in 1885, Mr. Ireland was assigned to 
trains Nos. 2 and 3. Records kept by the 
then General Superintendent Brent showed 
that during one year on this run he was 
late only twice. Mr. Ireland vividly re- 
calls both occasions, once twenty minutes 
and again forty minutes due to engine 
trouble. On June i, 1889, he was transferred 
to the Springfield District, where he has re- 
mained and where he now is conductor on 
Trains 49 and 40. He is widely known by 
railroad employes, officials and the public. 
His courteous and efficient manner of per- 
forming his duties, always accompanied by 
his cheerful smile, has become a standard. 
We all wish that it will be his fortune to 
continue in the future as he has in the past. 

Motive Power Department 

Here are "Sonny" and "Nigger." 
"Sonny" is tha two year old son of our 
popular Machinist F. M. Ruess, Washing- 
ton Shops. 

Another son was bom to Night Round- 
house Foreman and Mrs. Walter Mischler 
on April 8. The young man will be known 
as "Paul." Best wishes! 

The Apprentice School re-opened at 
Shops on March 27, under the supervision 
of Walter W. Wagenman, recently trans- 
ferred from Chillicothe, Ohio, vice J. R. 
Minter, transferred to Philadelphia. 

We are glad to report that the wife of L. 
A. Smiley, chief clerk to master mechanic, 
is rapidly recovering after a surgical opera- 
tion at Rochester, Minn. 

Division Master Mechanic J. J. Herlihy 
has moved his family from Parkersburg, 
W. Va., to Washington. 

The recent epidemic of flu caused the 
various offices to look like a holiday. We 
couldn't find anyone who would call it a 
pleasant vacation. 

General Clerk H. A. McCrisaken, Car 
Department, has bean made motive power 
.time clerk. Division Accountant's Office; 
R. S. Isenogle, enginehouse clerk, has been 
made general clerk. Division Accountant's 

Accounting Department 

Ask "Sam" when the next Saturday 
evening dinner comes off. 

I. & C. Bill Clerk E. G. Amdt has re- 
signed to accept position with the Missouri 
Pacific, at Wichita, Kan. We all wish 
"E. G. " success in his nsw position. 

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About all of the force have now become 
set^'ed at Washington. Even "Shorty" 
anu "Put" finally got over. 

When one gazes at our tonnage clerk the 
myster>' of why girls Isave home is solved. 
He surely has a way with the fair sex. (We 
got this information from one of the fair 
sex, but don't know how she knows any- 
thing about it.) 

Understand Ruth traded her pay draft 
recently but conscientious scruples caused 
her to trade back. How about it, Ruth? 

The spring season has been officially 
opened by the purchasing of new cars. Miss 
Bertha Feagans and Earl Harrington pur- 
chased coupes and it is whispered that 
Jesse Hoover will soon be wheeling 'em 
over the roads in a new sedan. We wonder 
if he will be alone. But they say that two 
musicians can never get along. 

Messrs. Bier and Isenogle will attend the 
clerk's convention at Dallas, Texas, in May. 

"Mush" is sporting a new diamond. 
Several have suggested "phoney," but 
"Mush" says "this is the real thing; believe 
me, if it is not I am sure out $1.98. " 

Our inspector of accounts, W. J. Bassett, 
is still in Baltimore. "Peeny" won't be 
able to live in a little town like this when he 
comes back. We understand he is carr>-ing 
a club to keep 'em off. 

We now have a new man on our payrolls, 
Bamey Google. If you don't believe it, 
ask "Sam" Newby. He can tell you all 
about it with the frills. 

We had trouble with our clock for quite 
a while until one night Mr. Martin said he 
would fix it all right. He did and almost 
fixed himself. Climbing from the ladder 
to the safe, he was safe until he started 
down and found he could not tight-walk the 
side of a ladder. The clock still needs fixing. 

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conduct, was shown in the tribute paid to 
Brakeman Charies McLain, who was 
fatally injured at Fritchton, Ind., on March 
22. Interment was made at his home in 
Enfield, Illinois, where hundreds came to 
pay their final respects. Special services 
were also held at the residence of F. F. 
Kellums at Flora, 111., where he had made 
his home for several years. At both places 
all business houses were closed during the 
funeral and a specia train run from Flora 
to Enfield and return. At the cemetery 
extensive and impressive services were de- 
livered by the officers of the I. O. O. F. lodge 
of Flora, then that of the B. of R. T. and 
finally by the American Legion. There 
were six posts represented, with 100 men 
in uniform. Commander Carl Montgomery 
was in charge, with Captain Elliott, of the 
Carmi Post, taking charge of the firing squad 
at the close of the services. The body of 
the deceased was conveyed to the cemetery 
in military style on a flag-draped caisson, 
drawn by four black horses. Through the 
death of "Mack," as he was known, noted 
for his cheerful disposition and clean code 
of living, an excellent employe and a valu- 
able citizen has been lost and our sincere 
sympathy is offered. 

Toledo Division 
East Dayton, Ohio 

Correspondent, Edward M. Mannix 
From Detroit, Michigan, straight through 
to Louisville, Kentucky, Pullman and 
dining car service are excellent. The most 
efficient service that railroad skill can pro- 
duce, and an excellent ride over the Balti- 
more and Ohio. This will be glad news to 
the traveling public, especially to the ball 
players from the American Association; it 
will enable them to jump all around the 
circuit with a great saving of time and 

A number of our honored Veterans are 
still talking about their meeting held at 
Dayton, Ohio. It is pleasing to hear the 
comments on the good will and the pleasant 
memories it brought back of years ago. 
Yes, they say it was the best ever. 

Some talk of having a general re-union 
of the Baltimore and Ohio employes at 
Dayton. We hope that this materializes, 
as it will be a grand gathering of mothers, 
wives and sweethearts, and will mark an 
epoch in the lives of our employes. Think 
it over seriously, Fellows. Let's go! 

Save the Pieces 
Three Chinese laundry men they were, 
Who toiled the livelong day. 
Till one broke down from over-work. 
And went insane, they say. 


Left to right, upper row: F. Merkle, A. Beming, C. Koch, C. Baka, J. Cook, W. Martin, R. Stans- 
bury, D. Hogan, R. Tice, W. Atts, W. Schafer, L. Leppla, F. Moran, J. Sellers, D. Hartzog, J. 
Callahan, J. Baker, L. Vermillion, H. Callahan, G. Schafer. Lower Row: J. Schnabel, D. Clum, 
R. Hunt, M. Kammerer, C. Boals, W. Martin, D. Bowers, F. Frey 

His fellow brothers deemed it wise 
To take him down the track 
And put him in a mad house, 
Until his wits came back. 

A fast express rolled by just then 

And through the trio cut — • 

That evening on the tracks were found — • 

Two washers and a nut. 

Pleased indeed were the shop employe^ 
to see John W. Bellmyer made assistant 
night roundhouse foreman. They promise 
to bend every effort to help him retain the 
high standard that East Dayton is noted 
for. We think it a well deserved promotion. 
We congratulate Master Mechanic A. E. 
McMillan upon his wise selection. 

James E. Osman, one of our veteran 
engineers, is now a resident of our city, 
having recently moved from Toledo, Ohio. 
We surely welcome you, Mr. and Mrs. 

Now, then, Martindale, Mr. Osman has 
set an example. Shake off the dust of 
Carthage and Elmwood and follow his 
example. Everybody knows Mrs. Martin- 
dale likes Dayton and we are waiting to 
welcome both of you. Come ahead, "Ed.," 
get busy. 

On April 6, Robert O'Neil, our venerable 
and honored car foreman, rounded out 41 
years of faithful service on the Toledo 
Division. He holds a proud record, having 
been several times commended for his ser- 
vices. "Bob, " as we call him, says he wants 
to round out 41 years more. We hope you 
do, old scout. 

We don't get much news from the repair 
track. Nobody seems to get married, 
nobody dies. Jackson always too busy to 
talk, kinda leaves me in a quandary, so I'll 
say — "Well enough- — Good bunch!" 

Left to right, upper row: H. Snyder, L. Vermillion, R. Hunt, H. Schell.W. Schafer, B. Hyde, 
C. Koch, O. Overholtz, W. News, C. Burkholder, H. Maish, G. Leppla. Second Row : E. Baugh- 
man, R. Jewell, D. Drake, W. Arras, C. Neuell, S. Roth, F. TiUey, R. Binkley. Bottom Row: 
L. Lamb, J. Klapp, J. Goebel, R. Lamb, A. Winters, G. Shafer 

I have been trying to gather up a little 
data on some of our veteran employes. 
While these men are comparatively young 
and active, yet their services range from 20 
to 40 years. Just glance on the list: J. W. 
Riley, Robert Doudican, William Phares, 
Frank Proctor, Andrew Bean, William 
Finley, John H. Dixon, Frank Lebron, 
Patrick Lucid, James Smith, Michael 
Meyers, George Suman, Jacob Kelley and 
several more — all holding proud records for 
continuous service. East Dayton is proud 
of them ! 

Wonder why Eugene Lowry is making all 
the visits to Newark, Ohio! I understand 
the attraction is a most charming young 
lady. Come on. Gene, 'fess up ! 

With the permission of the Management, 
I am going to solicit a few advertisements 
for our Magazine. I ask our employes to 
patronize those who decide to use our 

On March 28 we received the sad news 
of the death of Thomas Windham, the 
venerable father of Boiler Inspector A. H. 
Windham. Mr. Windham died in Michigan 
and was buried at Bell Center, Ohio. The 
sympathy of the shop is extended to Mr. 
and Mrs. Windham in their sad loss. 

Again the grim reaper has invaded our 
ranks. On Wednesday, April 12, Mrs. 
Clara Sifford, wife of veteran Engineer 
"Mack" Sifford, passed peacefully away. 
She was buried in the family lot at Wood- 
land Cemetery. She was a lovable character 
and we extend to "Mack" our sympathy. 

Please send me items of interest! I can- 
not be every place, but I will strive to please 
you, if you will assist. "Among Ourselves" 
is an all-employes' section, and if you will 
address me at the Roundhouse Office, I will 
do the rest. Fair enough, is it not? 

The fashions of Easter had nothing on 
our girls in the Master Mechanic's Office: 
they were surely away out in front with their 
scenery, and held the pace with the best of 
them. We've got to hand it to them; they're 
right there ! 

Boosting the Booster 

"Boost your city, boost your friend; 
Boost the church that you attend. 
Boost the street on which you're dwelling. 
Boost the goods that you are selling. 
Boost the people round about you, 
They can get along without you. 
But success will quicker find them. 
If they know that you're behind them. 
Boost for every forward movement; 
Boost for every new improvement. 
Boost the Road for which you labor. 
Boost the stranger and the neighbor. 
Cease to be a chronic knocker; 
Cease to be a progress blocker. 
And if you'd make your city better, 
Boost Baltimore and Ohio to the letter. " 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, 1922 


The following letter is placed in the 
Magazine upon the request of Superinten- 
dent Mann: 

Dayton, Ohio, 
March 18, 1922. 
Mr. a. E. McMillan, 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
Dayton, Ohio. 

Dear Sir — You will no doubt be surprised 
to receive this letter, but I wish to call your 
attention to engine 239, just out of East 
Dayton Shop and her performance on train 
67, March 18, 1922. Left Chillicothe 34 
minutes late, account of connection ; delayed 
4 minutes at Washington C. H., account of 
express, making a total of 38 minutes delay. 
Arrived at Dayton Union Station 5 minutes 
late, making up 33 minutes. A. J. Green- 
wood, fireman, has a small shovel which I 
would judge to hold about 13 pounds of 
coal. The engine consumed 220 shovels of 
coal, Chillicothe to Dayton. I called the 
attention of Mr. Gilmore to coal on tank on 
our arrival at East Dayton. He said about 
a ton and a half would fill it up. The engine 
is a nice easy steamer and had full boiler 
pressure all the way. I think this the best 
:uel performance on Wellston sub-division 
to date. I will also say that East Dayton 
shop deserves credit for turning out a very 
smooth job, all around. 

They don't "make em" any better anywhere. 
Respectfully yours, 
(Signed) T. G. Hoban 
P. S. — "Flowers while they are living — 
Knock em' when they are dead. " 

Lima, Ohio 

Correspondent, Ray Garrigus 

Edwin Raeder, pipe fitter apprentice, is 
back at work after several weeks' absence 
because of a broken foot. Glad to see you 
back, "Mike." 

Investing in safety ^(S like investing in 
United States Government Bonds. Both 
pay an excellent rate of interest, one in 
gold, the other in health. 

Several members of the loctil shop force 
are trying out for positions on league base- 
ball teams. All success to you, fellows! 

Play safe. A short cut may mean a long 
ride to the hospital. 

We understand that several young ladies 
of the freight house office force are having 
their hair bobbed. Nothing like being in 
style, Edna and Ruth. 

Do you throw matches, cigarette or cigar 
stubs away without making sure that they 
will not cause a blaze? Think it over. 



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It is with sincere regret that we must 
chronicle the death of Mrs. Thomas Kend- 
ricks, wife of veteran coach painter, Thomas 
Kendricks. Mr. Kendricks and the family 
have asked us to express their thanks to 
the employes of the coach shop, B. R. C. of 
A., the Veterans' Association and the Ladies 
Auxiliary for their kind words of sympathy 
and the beautiful floral offerings. 

and third games went to Lima and 
second to Toledo. The scores follow: 

Frick 137 142 157 

Milka 93 121 161 

Makentok 148 166 113 

Low score 127 91 141 

Bernhardt 180 147 176 


705 666 748 

Gillespie 177 139 

Deweese 194 116 

T .iks 149 152 

Rockhill 127 124 

Lee 135 91 

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Peat (left) and RE-peat (right) — otherwise the 
cook twins — Otto and Oscar, car repainnen, 

Why is a Veteran? Because he observed 
the safety rules! 

Resulting from a challenge printed in a 
recent issue of the Magazine, the Toledo 
Shops bowling team journeyed to Lima on 
March 26, disputing Lima's claim to the 
Division bowling championship. The games 
were close, Toledo being handicapped by 
the absence of one of their men. The first 


Left, left to right, upper: C. Buckholder and R. Binkley; lower: W. Martin and L. Vermillion, 
panel, left to right: Baggage Agent C. £. Nungester and Baggage Helper T. G. Thombum 

Please mention our magazine when writing advertisers 

Where SAFETY comes FIRST, sorrow 
comes last. 

Our old friend, "Cappy" Wessels, base 
ball umpire, is back on the job again. 
"Cappy" turned down a promising league 
offer to stay with the local shops and he is 
organizing a base ball team that is going to 
clean up everything on the Divis?^. 
(Now don't think I am given to boasting, 
I'm just quoting "Cappy.") But he has 
authorized us to challenge any team on the 
Division. Let's hear from you, Toledo, 
Dayton and Cincinnati. 

"Safe, satisfactory, service — " let's make 
that the motto of the BEST & ONLY. 

The many friends of James Ewing, car 
inspector at Sidney an : Troy, will be glad 
to know that "Jim" is improving rapidly 
from a severe illness and will be back to 
work before many days. 

Eventually. Why not now? SAFETY 

Wonder why "Fat" Burkholder goes out 
on West Market street? " Fat " says he was 
going to church but excuses are getting 
so common that we only believe half what 
we see and nothing that we hear any more. 

"Say it with flowers." We'll be doing 
just that if YOU step on the track once too 
often without first looking in both directions. 

Swift as an arrow, without warning, 
without a sound — thus did death overtake 
Car Inspector Henry Fell at North Lima 
on March 18. Mr. Fell was inspecting a 
train when he was seen to fall to the ground. 
Fellow inspectors rushed to his side but life 
had gone in an instant. High blood press- 
ure was given as the cause. Mr. Fell was 
in the service of the Baltimore and Ohio 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, May, iq22 

Left to right, upper row: Ticket Agent J. H. Ward; Ticket Clerk L. E. Swick; Baggage Truckman 
T. G. Thomburn; Trainmaster's Clerk Miss Esther Roberts; Trainmaster C. W. IJavens; Lower row: 
Car Inspector A. Battles ; Baggage Agent C E. Nungester; Baggage Truckman P. B. Garey 

for several years. Always of a pleasant, 
smiling, happy temperament, competent, 
able and industrious, his many friends wiU 
miss him and the family has our condolence. 

Manufacturing cripples is poor business. 
Keep out of it. BE CAREFUL. 

We are glad to see "Tom" Long, for 
twenty years air brake foreman, back in 
his old department again. Hope you'll be 
with us another twenty years, "Tom." 

Better be safe than be sorry. 

John Burris, electrician, doesn't believe 
in signs. John wore a straw hat on the 
first of April and the next day was cold 
enough to freeze ice on the lake. Wait 
until after the first of May next time, John. 

The many friends of Asa Mann, coach 
repairer, who has been absent from duty for 
three months while recovering from a ser- 
ious operation, will be glad to know that 
"Ace" will soon be with us again. 

The accompanying picture is of C. E. 
Nungester, baggage agent, and T. G. 
Thomburn, baggage helper at Lima depot. 

Married — Frank Donley, car repairer, and 
Miss Elsie Cyphers. We understand that 
the ceremony took place in Newport, 
Kentucky, but what "difference does that 
make as long as the cigars are forthcoming? 
The happy couple certainly have our best 

Industrious? I should say. He can chew 
five sticks of gum, whistle Yanke Doodle 
and smoke a two-bit cigar all at one time. 
Who? W. W. Kramer, of course! 

The picture on page 71 was taken at 
the Cincinnati "Zoo" and represents four 
popular members of the coach shop force. 
Standing: C. Burkholder and R. Binkley. 

promised to take us to Lakeview if it 
snows on the Fourth of July. 

We experience quite a bit of trouble each 
month getting notes for the Magazine. 
Your correspondent would appreciate very 
much if you would help by jotting down 
anything of importance, slipping it into 
an envelope and sending it to him. Every 
note helps. Thank you! 

"Jack" Verbryke, blacksmith helper, is 
creating quite a furore in local fighting 
circles. "Jack" won an important fight 
on April 1 1 , and critics say that the future 
holds much for him. 

You will soon receive ballots for the 
purpose of voting for delegates to the Relief 
Department convention. Your correspond- 
ent was elected to represent the car depart- 
ment at the 1920 and 1921 conventions and 
yoiu- support this year ,will be greatly ap- 

Schoolboy Thanks Passenger 
Department for Pamphlets 

HE following lettar, quaint as it may 
seem, is an expression of sincerity 
from the heart of a little schoolboy in 



Left to right: On Car— A. Johnson, F. Strasburg. Top Row: J. Polhanus, E. Moreo, A. Reinhart, C. Brad- 
ford, M. Forlwer, H. Sodders, W. Daley, G. Sobers, R. Ireland, A. Heil, E. Maurer, W. Sammet- 
inger. C. Baker, J. Stoner. Bottom Row: W. McCachren, A. Burkholder, A. Pontius, C. Jay, H. 
Moreo, C. Konst 

Below: W. Martin and L. Vermillion. 
Don't laugh, please. I know it's a shame. 

Mr. Sammetinger, work checker, is ridinj; 
around in a new Ford. "Whitie" has 

Left to right, back row; F. Smith, C. Hurlburt, R. Cox, C. Patrick, M. Bender, L. Hartraan. 
Front Row; J. Gerstenlauer, H. Jay, D. Armantrout 

North Carolina. Ernest read one of our 
Passenger Department advertisements and 
decided to send for the circulars. 

Morgantown, North Carolina. 

Gentlemen — I was much pleased with 
your little pamphlet called "The New 
Shrine of Patriotism for Americans." 

It truly was grand. I thank you very 
much for it and for the new "Guide to 
Washington. " It was the best I ever read. 
I did not think a railroad company was 
that thoughtful for people. 

What made you think of a pamphlet like 
that? It is fine for a school boy or for any- 
one else. My teacher said your pamphlet 
was the best she ever read. 

I have a friend who would like to have 
one. Would you send it to her if I send you 
her name? 

Writing is hard for me to do, so excuse 
this, please. I will never forget you all as 
long as I live. 

God bless you all and keep you forever- 
more, and finally take you to that last rest- 
ing place, Heaven. God be with you 'til 
we meet again, because it seems as though 
we have met. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) Ernest Drury. 

''Safety-Valve Steve" 

Tim, my fireman, can't wear his 
jumper when he's firing but when 
the run's over he slips on a slick 
jumper and gives the crowds the 
once over. 

Yes — Tim is careful that all Over- 
alls and Jumpers he buys are made 
out of Stifel's Indigo Cloth. I 
switched him in right twelve years 
ago when I says— "Tim always 
look for this boot- 
shaped trade mark in 
your Work Clothes." 

All the big Overall and Work 
Clothes manufacturers use Stifel's 
Indigo Cloth because it wears 
best. Well — we're pulling out 
now. See you later. 

Garments sold by Dealers Everywhere 
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The Railroad Timekeeper of America 

Can you afford to have 
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Is it any economy to buy an undependable 
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Or are you willing to accept the verdict of 
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The Hamilton Watch for thirty years has 
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For time inspection service the most pop- 
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Send for "The Timekeeper," an interesting 
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Prices range from ^40 to $200; move- 
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D,sii:>:,;l ail,! m'ulcd /..v Tr.,- i . \. 1 . i . 

■ The following is a copy of a letter from President Harding indorsing the CAREFUL 
CROSSING CAMPAIGN to he conducted tinder the auspices of the American Railway 
Association, beginning June i, and continuing until September jo, IQ22: 

My attention has been called to the fact that under the auspices of the American 
Railway Association, an intensive campaign is to be waged for eliminating accidents at 
railroad highway crossings. 

The complete success of such an effort would mean the saving of thousands of 
lives, the prevention of many more thousands of injuries and incidentally the prevention 
of a great property loss. Of course, the ideal solution is elimination of grade crossings, 
to which all possible energy and means should be unceasingly directed. But the extent 
of our country and its railroad mileage make apparent that not for many years of utmost 
effort could this be effected. There should be constant pressure for elimination of 
these danger spots, particularly in the more populous areas ; pending which there is 
need for just the kind of preventive effort that your Association is planning. Among 
these measures, the most effective would seem to be to arouse in the minds of drivers a 
sense of their personal responsibilities. When thoughtlessness is allowed to usurp the 
place of vigilance, as too often happens, the scene is set for tragedy. Reminders, and 
still more reminders, of the need for caution at railway crossings are needed. 

Surely, the effort you are undertaking is appealing, and it ought to have the most 

generous and general support. ' . 

Very smcerely, 

(Signed ) Warren G. Harding 




By C. H. Dickson, Art Editor 

A badly scared reporter was "Dick" when that prince of managing editors, John S. Irby 
of the old Richmond Times, picked him to have a talk with Charles Dana Gibson, the peer of 
illustrators, back in the days when the romance of the artist and the beautiful Miss Langhome 
of Richmond, still stirred the nation's heart. 

Ordinarily, "Dick" made strangers think they were looking at him through the wrong 
end of a telescope. But this was a choice assignment and he mustered a brave heart, looked as 
pleased as he could with the duty, brushed up his shoes on the backs of his pants-legs and started 
for the wonderful Langhorne home. 

The fact was that Irby and Gibson were old friends and that Irby had probably apprised 
the artist by phone that "Mr. Charles H. Dickson, cub reporter of the Times' staff," was on his 
way to interview him. At all events, "Dick's" ring was answered by the pen and ink wizard 

He looked a "whale of a man" and his welcome was the beaming sort as he invited the 
flustered "Dick" into the drawing room. The reporter had missed the hat-rack in the hall and 
was trying to absorb the offending "lid" into his small person when the great artist eased it from 
him and then swept him by the arm into a window seat and grinned down at him. 

"I know just what's the matter, old sport," commented the big fellow during a lull in the 
gulps and gurgles that the reporter was vainly trying to make into speech. "I've been that way 
lots of times. There's nothing to be worried about. Have a smoke." 

And then began the most amazing interview that ever came "Dick's" way. 

It was on "Genius," and the gentle inspiration of the artist's words still holds the stum- 
bling little "Dick" to the rocky road that leads upward. 

Gibson was a master of his craft in those raw days and still holds his head the highest of 
the black and white workers. A big magazine had just signed up to pay him thousands for ex- 
clusive right to print his pictures. And he sat jollying a pale little reporter into an ecstatic mood, 
as he told his own humble beginning. 

"The hardest fight in any boy's life," said the big man, "is when he grabs the thought of 
'genius' by the throat and strangles it. If there is anything in this world that makes difficulty 
for those who have it, it is this same Genius. Only when it is knocked out does real work begin. 

' ' My folks were much like all others and from the time I could hold a pencil I learned to 
consider myself as one set apart. All that had to be torn down and in the place of 'Genius' I 
had to write 'Work.' 

"Oh, how I did work," he went on. "My young friends and playmates would have mar- 
veled had they seen me with a smoky oil lamp, drilling and drilling until nearly dawn — too many 
times to remember. And it is my best judgment that if hard work won't accomplish the big 
things in any man's life, 'Genius' hasn't a single chance." 

The great hearted man paused . 

Here he was offering the golden key to fulfillment to every heart that could hold a purpose 
— just the willingness to work. 

And "Dick" has not forgot. 

cauimore ani unto Magazine, June, igzz 

— ■ ' . J " „ ", „ " „ " TTT" .,r ' ' 

A Message from Vice-President Galloway ! 

to Our Engineers 

The last issue of our Magazine contained an article on the fine run given President Harding and party | 

j on the trip they made during April from Washington to Cincinnati and return. A telegram of congratulations j 

from Vice-President Galloway to the officers and employes of the railroad, was printed, in which he especially j 

mentioned his "personal and ofiicial gratification for the excellent manner in which the crews handled the train, j 

particularly for the regularity in running time, the smooth handling by engineers, and for the clean, almost I 

smokeless firing." j 

These were picked crews that made this fine record, but it is hoped that before long all our passenger engi- | 

neers and firemen will be in this class, because it is one of the best ways in which we can increase the prestige | 

of the Baltimore and Ohio. j 

The following bulletin indicates the importance which the Management attaches to the smooth handling | 

of trains: | 

I Baltimore, Md.. May lo. 1922. | 

To Engineers Handling Passenger Trains and Others Connected with that Service: \ 

To maintain a high standard and to make its service more attractive to its patrons, the Baltimore | 

and Ohio Railroad has spent large sums of money in recent years in the betterment of its track and for the j 

purchase of passenger equipment and more powerful locomotives. I 

; The full benefit will not be derived from these expenditures unless the individual locomotive engineer 1 

: so handles his train as to make the passenger's trip agreeable and comfortable. I 

The successful engineer requires more than the ability to start and stop trains and maintain speed. I 

We believe Baltimore and Ohio engineers are the equal of any and are interested in promoting the success I 

and reputation of our Road and anxious for the very best results. j 

A passenger engineer is usually of long experience and mature judgment, and well qualified for the j 

work assigned. His first duty is to see that his engine is in proper condition and fully prepared and | 

equipped for the work. He should be ready to start on the exact schedule. Frequently the engineer is j 

not looking for starting signal and time is thereby lost. He should be read\' before signal is given. j 

Much depends upon the way a train is started and stopped. If ])rovir'°d with a locomotive of suffi- I 

; cient power, a train can ordinarily be started and stopped so easily that the ]jassengers will feel no per- i 

ceptible shock, and their knowledge that the train is under way or standing still will be gained by sight, j 

rather than feeling. This is the perfect standard that every engineer should strive to attain, as it affords j 

j many oppol' tunities to impress our patrons favorably. | 

j The engineer who makes required time at minimum speed excels as a runner. To do this he must j 

I get his train quickly in motion after a stop, maintain required speed and reduce delays at stations to a j 

1 minimum. The engineer should know the characteristics of the road over which he runs, and regulate | 

I speed to suit conditions. He should know how fast to run at uniform s]3eed to make time required. The ] 

I practice of running slow up hill and fast down grade is wTong, and causes criticism from passengers. | 

I While it is desirable that uniform speed be maintained, there are times when and places where speed | 

f may properly be reduced, as during and after storms, in foggy weather, around sharp curves and at j 

1 obscure places. In all cases the engineer should give first and constant consideration to safety and | 

I comfort of passengers, and to puncttiality next. | 

j While not so important as the matters previousl\- mentioned, two things can be done by engineers j 

I which will add both to the comfort of passengers and public and result in economy, namely, reduction I 

j of bl'ack smoke and blowing off of steam at pop valves. With reasonable effort it should be possible to j 

f prevent three-fourths of the black smoke ordinarily made by engines using bituminous coal. An engine j 

I should not be permitted to blow off steam at pop valves, particularly at stations. It is vasteful and j 

I annoying, and frequently frightens animals, causing accidents. It is po.ssible entireh- to j^revent this j 

j waste of fuel and steam by proper handling and the cooperation of engineer and fireman. | 

I The impossible is not expected from men in charge of locomotives, and full consideration is given to j 

i the conditions under which they work, but unless the highest attainable standard is maintained, the | 

j things which the public and patrons of the railroads have a right to exj^ect, will not be accomplished. I 

I It is desired that all having to do with the passenger service, carefulh' consider the points brought I 
j cut in this circular and exert every efi'ort towards inij^rovement. 

ti more and Ohio 

Baltimore, June 1922 

Number 2 


What Charles Dana Gibson Thought of Genius Thirty Years Ago 

C. H. Dickson. .Page 2 of Cover 

A Message from Vice President Galloway to Our Engineers i 

The Trail Blazers — A Poem James Edward Hungerford 4 

Careful Crossing Campaign, June i to September 30, 1922 5 

Charleston Division " Beats the Gun" in Careful Crossing Campaign 

M. W. Jones 6 

How the Toledo Division Reduced Accidents R. B. Mann 7 

Baltimore and Ohio Prize Winners in Railwa}- Accounting Class 8 

Why I Promote Men .John J. Ekin 9 

Baltimore and Ohio Accounting Association the First of its Kind 9 

The Road to Good Health 11 

Company Places Large Order for Equipment i i 

Early Morning Emergency Call from Shipper Proves Agent Taylor, Paines- 

ville, Ohio, a Good Neighbor 12 

Good Prospects for Marked Reduction in Loss and Damage Claim? for 1922. 13 

Please Watch Perishable Freight C. C. Glessner 13 

Editorial 14 

Installation of Huntington Avenue Slip Switch Theodore Bloecher 16 

Lady Astor Honored on Mothers' Day by Employes of Akron Division 17 

In the Realm of the Riddle G. H. Pn-or 18 

The Eighth Annual Concert of Baltimore and Ohio Glee Club 20 

Our Veterans — 

Brunswick Veterans' Picnic an Achievement in Civic Progress 21 

Vice President Galloway Addresses [Memorial Meeting at Grafton .... 


Pensioners' Roll of Honor 25 


Women's Department Edited by Margaret Talbott Stev-ens 

Children's Page Aunt Mary 

Employes Who Are Taking the " Curt " out of Courtesy on the Baltimore 

and Ohio 32 

Safety Roll of Honor 35 

Among Ourselves 37 

J. J. Groeninger Honored by A. M. R. Employes on Completion of Fifty 

Years' Service Roland Stehl 63 

Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
to improve its service to the public and to promote a greater community of,interest 
among its employes. Contributions are welcomed. Manuscripts and photographs 
will be returned upon request. 

Circulation of the Baltimore and Ohio Magazine is over 41,000 copies per issue, 
our aim being to place it in the hands and in the homes of practically all English 
speaking employes of the Railroad. An examination of our advertising will show 
;hat it conforms to the highest standards. We do not guarantee it, but we believe 
that it means exactly what it says, and for that reason feel free to urge our readers 
to patronize our advertisers whenever they consistently can. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 



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624 F. Street, N. W. Washington. D. C. 

Why Pat Was Happy 

The Professor of sociology met Pat on the 
street one morning. The genial Irishman 
was whistling and singing by turns, appar- 
ently as happy as a lark. "Well, well, Pat, 
you seem to be happy. Would you mini 
telling me the reason for your happiness?" 
inquired the professor. 

"Oi would not, sor, " answered Pat. "Oi 
have just done three goods deeds, an' onny 
man who has performed three good deeds in 
less thin tin minutes has reason to be happy." 

"Indeed he has!" commented the pro- 
fessor. "But, pray tell me, what three 
good deeds have you performed in such a 
short space of time?" 

"Well, sor, as Oi was comin' past the 
cathedral this mornin' Oi saw a poor woman 
wid a wee bit infant in her arms, a-cryin' 
that hard 'twould melt a heart of stone. Oi 
asked her phat the matter be. She said that 
for the want of three dollars to pay the fees 
»he could not git the baby baptised, an' it 
was a sickly baby at that, an' liable to die 
soon. Oi felt that bad for her Oi pulled out 
a tin dollar bill, all the money Oi had in the 
world, an' told her to git tiie poor child 
baptized and bring me back the change. 
She went inside rejoicin' an' soon returned, 
all smiles, give me back the change and went 
away heapin' blessin's on me head. Now 
isn't that enough to make anybody happy?" 

"That's splendid," said the professor. 
"Now what were the other good deeds?" 

"Others!" ejaculated Pat. "Whv, that's 

"But I understood you to say you had 
performed three good deeds." 

"An' so Oi did I Don't you see? Oi 
dried a widow 's tears; that's wan. Oi saved 
a soul from purgatory; that's two. An' 
lastly, Oi got sivin good dollars for a bad 
tin." — Railroad Red Book. 

How He Could Tell 

A Georgia "cracker" tells this story on 
his own people: He says a Northern man 
who had settled in Georgia was visited by 
a friend who asked him how he liked the 
place and the people. 

"Oh, all right," replied the man. 

"Now tell me," asked the friend, "what 
is a 'Georgia cracker?' How can you tell 
him from another person?" 

"Well," replied the Northern settler, 
"you see out in that field a black object?" 

"Yes," said the friend. 

"Now," said the man, "that may be 
either a 'Georgia cracker' or a stump. 
Watch it for half an hour, and if it moves, 
why it's a stump." — Wroe's Writings. 


Large Shirt Manufacturer 

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Rhirtw, dirtTt to wcan-r. Ai1vitI1(*i'i1 
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tul iir ex[U'ricnee r<*<niirt'il. Bi.^ 
values. Entirely new pmpowition. 
Write for free samples 
.Ml.'. Uroaihiiiv N.'w York 

What Man Is 

He had to quote Kipling to hold his own 
with this bright young lady. So he lightly 
did so. "As Kipling says, my dear. Woman 
is a rag, a bone and hank of hair!'" 

"A man," she sweetly smiled, "is a jag. 
a drone and a tank of air." Which serve 1 
very nicely to change the subject. 

— Partners. 

Good Intentions 

Workers in business organizations who 
kick, growl and make trouble for the 
management during these reconstruction 
days when managers of business everywhere 
have problems confronting them that re- 
quire every bit of energy they possess, re- 
mind me of the green brakeman who was 
making his first trip up the Sierras. 

The train was going up a very steep 
grade, and with unusual difficulty the engin- 
eer succeeded in reaching the top. At the 
station, looking out of his cab, the engineer 
saw the new brakeman and said with a sigh 
of relief: "I tell you what, my lad, we had 
a job to get up there, didn't we?" 

"We certainly did," said the brakeman, 
"and if I hadn't put on the brakes, we'd 
have slipped back." 

— The Treasure Chest. 

"How is your daughter progressing at 
the conservatory, Mrs. Knowtall?" 

"Fine. We have great hopes of her de- 
veloping into a belladonna." 

— New York Sun- 
In France some American Negroes were 
sitting beside the road, away behind the 
battle lines, watching troops moving for- 
ward to the front. These Negroes were 
commenting on the names of the regiments 
which marched by. (Many of the regi- 
ments raised in England were named for 
the counties in which they were recruited 
as "Kentish Rifles," "Northumberland 
Lancers," "Third Yorkshire Infantry%" 
and so forth.) 

As these British troops marched by, one 
of the Negroes took delight in calling out the 
name or the number of the regiment. Sud- 
denly down the road came a regiment of 
Highlanders in kilts. The Negroes had 
never before seen a "kiltie regiment" and 
one of them cried: "My, Myl Look dere. 
Sam, what am dat? Diy is too big for 
women and they can't be men 'cause dey is 
wearing skirts: what you-all s'pose dey is?" 

"Why, " said Sam, "day is dat Middlesex 
regiment, dat is what dey is." 

— The Good Fellow . 





The Deisel-Wemmer Co., 

Lima, Ohio 
Cigar Manufacturers 

Team Work 
By J. F. HiNEs 
Chief Receiving Clerk 
Pittsburgh Freight Station 

Let's start again to "Think and Act," 
To do things right, for it is a fact 

The railroads surely have their trials. 
Let's meet them all with pleasant smiles. 

By putting our shoulders to the wheel. 

By doing our bit in a way that's real, 
We will correct each fault we find, 

Be always ready to bear in mind 
That " Passing the buck " is but shifting the 

In the end it will ;;ring us naught but 

Whenever a chance comes to your view. 
To correct a fault, it's up to you 

To set things right in a proper way. 

Then your "super" will be proud to say, 

"I have a force just full of pep. 

All of them help me watch my step. " 

m BE I'LL CrET ft f'r^ 
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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 


By James Edward Hungerjord 
Illustrated by Herbert D. Slitt 

Well, ol' timer, transit s changed some, 

In this here ol' U. S. land! 

Ain't this railroad jest a wonder — 

Don't these coaches beat th' band! 

Ain't these cushion seats jest Heaven? 

Gee! that engine sure kin go! 

Gosh, ol' pardner, we're sure speedin' — 

On this here ol' B & O! 

Yep, we climbed these same ol' mountains- 
Rolled acrost these same ol' vales. 
When our motive-power was oxen — 
An' we follered Injun trails! 
Kinda diff'rent this here ' injun "— 
Belchin' smoke, an' spittin' steam — 
Makes us kinda feel, ol' pardner. 
Like we're livin' in a dream! 

Kin you realize we're ridin' 
Through a land o' talkin' wires? 
An' this whizzin' monster s glidin', 
Where we built our campin' fires? 
Whew! there goes a town, ol' timer — 
Did you hear th' whistle shriek? 
Well, you must be hard o' hearin' — 
An' yore eyes is gittin' weak! 

Now, we're crossin' that ol' river, 
Where we forded with our teams — 
Gosh! they've gone an' built steel bridges 
Over all our mountain streams! 
Well, I guess our "bunks " is ready — 
Let's turn in an' rest up some — 
Let's thank God we blazed th' trail, pard — 
Fer these railroad trains t' come! 






Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to improve its 
service to the public and to promote efficiency and community oj interest among its employes 

Volume io Baltimore, June, 1922 . Number 2 

Careful Crossing Campaign, June i to 

September 30, 1922 

WARMLY indorsed by Presi- 
dent Harding, a campaign 
for the elimination of acci- 
dents at grade crossings began on 
June I on all the railroads of the 
United States and Canada and will 
continue for four months. 

The campaign, which will be known 
PAIGN, is under the auspices of the 
American Railway Association, and 
the plans were arranged and will be 
carried through to a finish by the 
iSafety Section of the association. 
When the campaign and its object 
were called to the attention of Presi- 
dent Harding, he issued the strong 
endorsement which appears on the 
cover of this issue. 

Cooperation in the plan has been 
assured by the United States Auto- 
mobile Chamber of Commerce, the 
National Highway Traffic Associ- 
ation, National Safety Council and 
nvmierous other organizations. 

Alarmmg Increase in Crossing Accidents 

Such a campaign is necessary and 

timehj as shown ^ ^_ 

by the following 
facts: In thirty 
years our coun- 
try's population 
increased 68 per 
cent. Crossing ac- 
cidents increased 
345 per cent, in 
fatal and 652 per 
cent, in injury 
cases. In 1920 
automobiles were 
involved in 76 per 
cent, of all cross- 
ing accidents. 
During that year 
1,791 persons were 
killed (death re- 
sulting in 24 
hours) and 5,077 
injured; of the lat- 
ter number, 1 1 6 
died subsequently 
from injuries sus- 
tained at railroad 
crossings within 

the United States. In theyear 192 1, ac- 
cording to records kept by the Inter- 
state Commerce Commission, there 
were 1,702 fatal accidents of this sort 
and 4,818 persons were injured. 

Elimination of Grade Crossings Impossible 

There are two ways to reduce or 
entirely stop such accidents. The 
first in the public mind is elimi- 
nation of the crossings. This is 
impossible. There are 251,939 high- 
wa}' crossings on Class I Railroads 
alone (revenue of over $1,000,000 
annually) in the United States. Of 
this number, 399 were eliminated dur- 
ing 1919. At the same rate of elimi- 
nation it will take 629 years to dispose 
of these crossings if no more are added. 
All the men and money available 
would not be sufficient to remove 
these crossings in a life-time. 

Conservative estimates of the aver- 
age cost of elimination fixed the figure 
at approximately $50,000 per cross- 
ing. This means $12,500,000,000. 

It is evident that the immediate 
question must be met by a method 

How Can I Help? 

Practically all railroad employes are sufficiently familiar with the operation 
of trains to know what a big problem faces their companies in the increase in 
grade crossing accidents —how impossible it is to avoid them while maintaining 
fast schedules in the public interest. They also know that the railroads have done 
everything in their power to protect the crossings, by the installation of gates, 
warning devices and signs, and the employment of thousands of crossing 
watchmen; further, that the reduction in the number of grade crossings is 
proceeding as rapidly as conditions permit. 

The automobile owning railroad employe can be a most helpful agent in 
making this campaign a success. He knows that the automobile driver should be 
the one to make sure that the crossing is safe before he goes over, and not the 
engineer of the train. He knows that the car driver can stop in a fraction of the 
time and distance that it takes the engine and train to be brought to a stop. He 
knows that the only safe way for him as a car owner to act is to stop, look, listen, 
and then, in order to make doubly sure -to send someone ahead to see that the 
track is clear. 

Furthermore, in addition to practicing this safety precaution himself, he can 
tell all his friends that it is the only safe way for them. Yes, there will be scoffers, 
as there always have been in an effort of this sort. But how much better to listen 
to the scoffing than to feel after a fatal and sorrowful accident, perhaps to a dear 
'friend and his family, that a word to him— /row you — might have prevented it! 


other than the elimination of the 
crossings, wliich latter work will un- 
doubtedly proceed as circumstances 

Apparently the solution of the 
problem can be found in education. 
This education should be joint upon 
the part of the railroads and the 
public. It is the duty of the rail- 
roads to keep the crossings in good 
condition for travel; give reasonable 
notice of the existence of such cross- 
ings; and see to it that the railroad 
employes do their full duty in warn- 
ing of the approach of trains. 

Reductions in Fatalities to Employes 

Tne railroads have learned the 
valueof organized effort for SAFETY, 
through the reduction of deaths of 
employes on duty from 4.354 in 1907 
to 2,578 in 1920, notwithstanding a 
larger force of employes in service 
during the latter year. Railroad em- 
plo}'es as a whole hav^ unquestion- 
ably attained a higher degree of care 
in the performance of their duties. 

^ As education Mn 

and discussion of 
.safct\- matters are 
responsible for the 
gratif\'ing results 
bbtaincd in em- 
ploye cases, it is 
lov -,cal to assume 
that education of 
the traveling pub- 
lic to the exercise 
of a high degree of 
care when ap- 
proaching and pass- 
ing over railroad 
crossings, will like- 
\\-ise have a good 
effect in reducing 
crossing accidents. 

While it is true 
the railroads have 
a direct interest in 
checking these oft- 
times most distress- 
ing accidents, yet 
in the first and last 

• i— ^ [ Continued on page 5) 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. June, IQ22 

Charleston Division ''Beats the Gun" in 
Careful Crossing Campaign 

Its Memorial Day Parade Float an Object Lesson in Crossing 
Accident Prevention ' 

By M. W. Jones, Secretary to Superintendent 

UNDER the direction of Super- 
intendent W. Trapnell, the 
Charleston Division, with head- 
quarters at Westoii, W. Va., got off 
to a good start in the Careful Crossing 
Campaign. A float, symbolic of the 
Campaign, and also of the Charleston 
Division slogans "THINK ABOUT 


Careful Crossing Campaign, and im- 
mediately behind the cab was placed 
a standard Railroad Crossing sign. 
On the back of the truck was a sign 
''Warning — Stop — Look and Listen." 
The locomotive was perfect in its 
smallest details, there being classifi- 
cation signals on the front end, and 
markers on the rear. 

There were many beautiful con- 
ceptions among the thirty floats in 
the parade, but many think the 
Charleston Division float outclassed 
them all. This was not alone from 
the perfection of its design, but 
because it had a very clear 

appreciation to the following, who 
so kindly gave their time and money 
in the construction of the float ; 

Mr. AL B. Sprigg, who made the 
float possible by the loan of his truck ; 
Messrs. R. Brooke, E. H. Nichols, 
H. Ti Fanshaw, C. C. Doyle, who 
painted the signs; J. A. Fisher, R. D. 
Shoemaker, Jess Helmick, O. J. Kellv, 
P. T. Satterfield and the Misses 
Madge Hinzman and Bern ice 

On the Sunday night following the 
opening of the Careful Crossing Cam- 
paign, Superintendent Trapnell ad- 
dressed the congregation of the First 
M. E. Church in Weston, among 
whom were many of our employes at 
that point. He made effective use 
of the Safety work that has been ac- 
complished by the Baltimore and 
Ohio, and asked for the support and 
cooperation of the church people in 
the effort being made to stop the 
slaughter at railroad crossings. 

No trouble to see what this float stood for! 

IT" and "SAFETY FIRST," was 
entered in the Memorial Da_\' Parade 
at Weston on May 30. It was con- 
structed around a lumber truck 
kindly .loaned by the Sprigg Lumber 

The front end was made to look 
like the boiler and cab of a passenger 
locomotive. On the float itself were 
painted signs, urging the public to 
assist the railroads in boosting the 

meaning, and was s\'mbolic of whst 
not only the Baltimore and Ohio, but 
every Railroad in our United States is 
trjnng to do, namely be of real ser- 
vice to humanity by abolishing grade 
crossing accidents, which are due en- 
tirely in so many cases to criminal 
carelessness on the part of drivers of 

The Baltimore and Ohio Charles- 
ton Division staff expresses its sincere 


tsaUwiore ana unto magazine, june, 11)22 

How the Toledo Division Reduced Crossing 


A Complete Plan, Vigorously Pushed, Gained Cooperation of All Classes, and 
Cut Down Accidents to Other than Employes, 75 Per cent. 

During Test Period 






« H Q TATISTICS on Highway Grade 
^ Crossing Accidents for the year 

1920, as prepared by the Inter- 
■ j state Commerce Commission and set 
';■ forth in their Bulletin No. 78, show 
^' a total of 4287 such accidents during 
" that year. Automobiles were in- 
l> volved in 3012 cases, which resulted 
^' in the death of 1273 persons and 
^- injury of 3977. 

j This bulletin further shows that 
while the State of Ohio ranks second 
" in the number of registered atxto- 
mobiles, it ranks first in the number 
! of grade crossing accidents and the 
number of persons killed and injured 
in such accidents. 

With these facts before us it was 
apparent that some unusual method 
would have to be adopted to cut 
dovTO such accidents in our territory. 
The Toledo Division is one of the 
busiest pieces of railroad in the state 
and for the most part serves a densely 
populated district. Hence a special 
campaign for the education of automo- 
I bile drivers in the dangers of grade 
ji crossings, was d#ttermined upon. 

It was inaugurated on January 11. 
' on which date I called a special staff 
meeting of all officers on the di^•ision, 
including, also, other supervisory 
forces such as Maintenance of Wa>- 
supervisors, general foreman in the 
Motive Power Department, agents at 
the larger stations, members of the 
Safety Committee and the district 
safety agent. Plans were then made 
and a program formulated for carry- 
ing on the work in a systematic 
manner so that the maximum benefit 
;l might be deri\'ed. 

Officers Responsible for Territories 
Assigned Them 

A special territory was assigned to 
each officer, with instructions that 
i he personally interview newspaper 
I editors, school superintendents, prin- 
I I cipals and teachers, city managers, 
I mayors, safety directors and other 
I officers of cities and villages served 
by the Baltimore and Ohio. They 
were also requested to see secretaries 
of automobile clubs, boy scout mas- 
ters and drivers of school auto biises 
or other public conveyances, in an 
effort to enlist their cooperation in 
the campaign. 

By R. B. Maim, Superintendent 

Public Agencies Gladly Helped Campaign 

The result was even greater than 
anticipated. Practically every news- 
paper in every city on the Toledo 
Division carried an article concerning 
the work we were doing, some of the 
larger papers also devoting consid- 
erable editorial space to the cam- 
paign. This was particularly true of 
the Dayton, Ohio, Daily News, its 
editorial being copied by the Literary 
Digest, which probably gave it wider 
circulation than any editorial on this 
subject has ever been given. 

School superintendents, principals 
and teachers in every city and village 
gave our representatives their full 
cooperation, and willingly assisted 
in every way possible to help us get 
the message to the automobile drivers 
through their children. District 
Safety Agent W. L. Allison covered 
the entire division and talked to the 
pupils and students in practically 
every grade school, high school and 
parochial school, including the Uni- 
versity of Dayton, at Dayton, Ohio. 
The work along this line extended 
over a period of two months, from 
January 24 until March 24. during 
which time Mr. Allison talked to 
approximately 40.000 school children. 
To each one also was given our litera- 
ture, so that by this method alone it 
is estimated that we reached not less 
than 150.000 people. 

In addition to this I personally 
appeared before various clubs and 
societies. Chambers of Commerce, 
etc., where short talks were given 
and the purpose of the campaign 
explained. Probably the message 
was delivered to another 50,000 
through these sources. 

On February 21 J. T. Broderick, 
superintendent of Safety Depart- 
ment, sent to this division, Arthur 
D. Gans, who brought with him 
stereoptican slides and an automatic 
transparency machine. A lew days 
later he was followed by W. F. 
Braden, safety representative, and 
these two gentlemen greatly assisted 
in making a wonderful success of the 
campaign. With the addition of the 
pictures to the talks that were given 
before the schools, an additional in- 
terest was shown by the pupils, espe- 

cially the younger ones, and without 
a doubt the pictures have made an 
impression upon their minds that 
will last throughout their lives and will 
tend at least to make safer drivers 
out of the next generation. 

Window Display in Dry Goods Stores 

Through the courtesy of the man- 
agement of Bluems Drygoods Store 
at Lima, the automatic transparency 
machine was set up in one of their 
display windows. Here it was oper- 
ated for several days and attracted 
the attention of hundreds of people. 
Later the machine was brought to 
Dayton, where it was set up in the 
display window of Oelman's Dry- 
goods Store on one of the most promi- 
nent corners of the city, and its safety 
lessons were ^'iewed by thousands of 

Before Crossing, Drivers Asked to Stop, 
Look and Listen 

jL'ajring the campaign, practically 
every driver of a public con\-e\-ance 
of any kind, was personally appealed 
to, to "Stop, Look and Listen " before 
crossing over a railroad cross- 
ing. Suggestions were also made 
that when any unusual condition 
prevailed, some occu]jant of the 
machine precede the automobile 
over the track, except the driver, or 
that every occupant of the mach^e 
get out and walk over. In every case 
these suggestions were looked ujjon 
favorably and a number of drivers 
stated that they had been following 
this practice for ,a long time. 

Will Public Respond to Railroad 

The Baltimore -and Ohio is a 
pioneer in safety work and for several 
years the work of educating our em- 
ployes along these lines has been 
carried on intensively, statistics show- 
ing that the number of casualties to 
employes has decreased approxi- 
mately 30 per cent, in the past five 
or six years. Later the work was 
extended to the education of the 
public, and with the increased num- 
ber of automobiles and the continued 
improvement of highways, this work 
is becoming more necessary. Re- 
gardless, however, of all of the edu- 
cational propaganda and all of the 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, igzz 

precaution the Railroad may take, 
in the final analysis it is the public 
that must save itself from the result 
of its own carelessness. 

Officers of the Division make a 
certain number of obeer nations at 
grade crossings each month and a 
compilation of their reports for the 
first three months of 1922, shows 
1 1 90 observations made of automo- 
biles crossing railroad tracks, out 
of which 349. or 29.3 per cent., failed 
to take any precautions. It is this 
29.3 per cent, of automobile drivers 
that we must reach in our educational 

Figures available for the first two 
months of 1922 as compared with 
the same period of 192 1 for the 
Toledo Division, show a 5 per cent, 
decrease in casualties to employes 
and a 75 per cent, decrease in casual- 
ties to persons other than employes. 
This period is included within the 
scope of the special drive mentioned 
in the first part of this articb, and 
is illustrative of wl at may be accom- 
plished when we succeed in fully 
awakening the public to the dan- 
gers of railroad crossings. 

Although we have had a number 
of special campaigns in the education 
of employes and the public along the 
lines of safety, the work is being con- 
stantly carried on, not only by offi- 
cers, but by a large number of em- 
ployes who are interested in making 
the operation of the Railroad safer 
for themselves and for others. No 
time is lost in calling the attention 
of others to their unsafe praccices. 

Another intensive campaign began 
on June i and will continue until 
September 30. Th:s is being con- 
ducted under the auspices of the 
American Railway Association, and 
is wide in its scope. 

With the present tendency of the 
American people to speed up in every 
phase of social and industrial life, the 
railroads have seen the necessity of 
adopting unusual methods to awaken 
them to the dangers of grade cross- 
ings, and it is hoped that this cam- 
paign may succeed in reaching the 
other 29 per cent, of careless drivers 
and indelibly impress upon them the 
thought that "Stop, Look and Lis- 
ten" may mean a minute lost but 
result in a life being saved. 

Careful Crossing Campaign, 
June I to September 30, 1922 

(Continued from page 5) 

analysis it is the public itself which 
suffers the pain, the multilation, and 
the sorrow, in addition to bearing the 
financial burden. 

The railroads feel warranted in 
exp xting that right-thinking people 
throughout our land will lend their 
actual and moral support to this 
humane and laudable campaign. 

The great majority of crossing 
accidents involve automobiles, the 
machines striking trains, or being 
struck by engines and cars. During 
the campaign efforts will be made to 
impress the drivers of automobiles 
especially with the necessity of cau- 
tion when going over railroad tracks. 
The slogan will be "CROSS CROSS- 

Railroads all over the country and 
in Canada have posted all over their 
properties and in all cities where 
there is a railroad, the striking 
poster shown on the cover of this 
issue, but very much larger. More 
than a million and a quarter of the 
posters have been distributed and 
will be seen bv automobilists everv- 

where. A small replica of the poster 
will be in the form of "stickers,", 
which will be placed on mail. 

The Safety Section, American Rail- 
way Association, which is in charge 
of the campaign, was organized about 
a year ago to promote safety, not 
only among employes of the trans- 
portation lines of the nation, but also 
among the publicand the CAREFUL 
effort. It is believed that by edu- 
cational methods the automobile driv- 
er, the drivers of other vehicles and 
the pedestrian can be warned of the 
danger of carelessness at highway 
grade crossings and thus protect them- 
selves. Railroad officers point to the 
fact that, as President Harding says, 
it would take many years to eliminate 
all highway grade crossings, the cost 
is prohibitive, and that something 
must be done in the meantime. 

On the other hand, no crossing is 
essentially dangerous if the usual 
precautions are observed. 

Privilege to Call Home 
"Our Own" 

Hildegarden Ave. 
Chillicothe, Ohio 

April 15, 1922 

Mr. W. J. Dudley 

Superintendent, Relief Department 
Baltimore, Md. 
Dear Sir: 

I wish to thank you for the loan 
of the money to buy my home. I 
can now say that I own my home. 
If it had not been for the help of the 
Relief Department we might not have 
had the privilege of calling it our own. 
Yours truly, 
(Signed) Harv^ey Hertenstein, 

Baltimore and Ohio Prize Winners, Class in Railway Accounting, Johns Hopkins University, 1921-22 

Left to Right : J. E. Lee, Office of Auditor Freight Claims ; M. H. Stout, Office of Auditor Merchandise Receipts ; J. C. White, Office of Assistant Comptroller 
Deverell; J. V. Smythe, Valuation Department; R. D. Forgan, ReUef Department; J. I. McManus, Office of Assistant Comptroller, Deverell. This year's class 
was the most successful of any to date. Twenty-nine lectures were given, the last on May 8, and Assistant Comptroller Deverell, in charge, reports that the 
students were exceptionally dilligent and interested in their work, seven of them having a perfect attendance record. The total enrollment was thirty-five, 
twenty -four of whom were Baltimore and Ohio employes 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June. iq22 


Why I Promote Men 

By John J . Ekin, Comptroller 

Mr. Ekin was the principal speaker at the first meeting of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Accounting Association, an organization oj the supervising officers and 
clerks of otir Accounting Department, the aims of which are given in the news- 
paper article reproduced on this page. Mr. Ekin said that he was glad the 
organization had been started, and that he could have a pari in the first meeting. 
He pledged his support to the objects in view and expressed the hope that the 
organization would become a powerful influence /or good on the railroad. Then, 
in an informal way, he presented his views on the opportunities and responsi- 
bilities of the individual in the organization, as seen through the years of his own 
interesting and inspiring experience with the Baltimore and Ohio. This part 
of his address follows — Ed. 

A WELL beloved philosopher of 
the early days of our country 
said: "Society is a group of 
thinkers in which the best heads get 
the best places." Another philoso- 
pher has said : ' ' There is always hope 
for a man as long as he works. " 

The best genius God ever gave to a 
man is worthy motives and hard 
work. When I speak of work, I mean 
that of the brain or the mind as well 
as that of the hands. 

In conducting any enterprise or in- 
dustry we must have leaders and 
those who are led. To handle the 
work in an efficient manner in any 
one of our departments, we must have 
the relatively few in number who 
supervise, assign and direct the work, 
and the relatively large number who 
perform the routine, detail work. The 
first group we call management or 
officers. The second group forms the 
rank and file. 

You men of this organization are in 
the first group, constituting manage- 
ment. You are in this group because 
you have showm superior application 
in handling your daily tasks; because 
you have worked faithfully and with 
worthy motives. 

Why I Promote Men . 

I am often asked why I promote 
men. The principal reason is because 
the}^ are not men of one dimension. 
A man, like anything else substantial, 
should have length, breadth and 
depth. So many men are just like 
a string. They have length, but no 
breadth or depth. They do nothing 
but live on from day to day. They 
do not tr\' to broaden their vision, or 
expand and develop their mental ca- 
pacities. We simply cannot promote 
such men. We must have the man 
with the keen, alert mind, ever seek- 
ing for a better, more simple and more 
direct way to perform his work. 

To win success and promotion, a 
man must be interested in his work — 
must love it. When a man has no 
love for his work and calling, he never 
rises above mediocrity. 

Education is a great part of our 
work. We are educating each other. 

No man knows it all. Ability to ap - 
preciate the opinions of others should 
be encouraged. No one other faculty 
goes so far in avoiding friction in deal- 

ings between roads and in inti-rcourse 
between dcjjartmentsof thesameroad. 

Our work is to build uj) the influ- 
ence of the Accounting Dejjartment. 
To do this we must begin with our- 
selves. Enthusiasm is the key note. 
Without it our work will always be 
drudgery and our progress slow. En- 
thusiasm knows no failure — it forces 
success. Starting ])rimarily with our 
own department, it interests us also 
in the success of all dci)artments. As 
a railroad connects and makes neigh- 
bors of cities lying many miles ajjart , so 
enthusiasm brings us close in interest 
to the Traffic and Operating Depart- 
ments. Their interest becomes our in- 
terest, their success becomes our con- 


Baltimore And Ohio Railroad 
Accounting Association 
First Of Its Kind. 


iDraws Membership From De- 
J icfi^ i payments Under Jurisdiction ' 
\M \ Of Vice-President Shriver. 


The first organization of its Itind in 
the counto', tfie Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad Accounting AsEOciation, 
which -nas otganized two i\eeks ago. 
held its first monthly meeting Fri- 
day In the' assembly room on the 
fifth floor of the. Baltimore aiid Ohio 
Central Building. The association 
was established along lines similar 
to other business men's associations. 
The chief object Is educational and' 
it -will also afford opportunity for 
general discussions of matters of mu- 
tual interest while creating and culti- 
vating a Kpirit of good fcllow-ship 
among its merhbers. 

The new organization will meet 
regularly the third Friday of every 
month to discuss and exchange views 
on railroad accounting problems as 
well as to promote inter-departmen- 
tal co-operation. In addition to the 
general, dis-^ussibns, each gathering 
will be addrv.ssed by one of the prin- 
cipal • of llclals of the Baltimore and 
Ohio or other speakers of equal 
prominence, the aim being to secure 
those familiar with railroad account- 
ing methods. 

The membership is confined to the 
offlclals, chief clerk.s, head clerks and 
secretaries to officials of the account- 
ing, treasury, claims and^ relief de- 
partments,' all of which are directly 
under <he Jurlsdictioi) of the senior 
vice-president. George M. ^5hriver. 

.Joliii J. Ekin. comptroller of th"' 
irtilroad. was the iirineipal speaker 
;u the tirst nieetiiitr. After coiigiat- 
Ulatlng 'the originators of tlie new 
association on inaugurating so won- 
■truo'ive a bo^.y wnd bpspeakiiig his 
approval of tht- movement, Mr. Ekin 
dwelt on the .--pirit of co-operation 
that such all organization would en- 
igenilcr. the teamwork that should, 
lexist betweefi the m.uiagement and 
[the men for eflKien< y and urged i n- | '''A 
tliiisiasm and love fo; one's work a- , '"S'^l 
the surest means to promotion and i '° " 
siicces«. Ho cm;ihasi2ed the \aliie of 
dealii jusliy with employi es. of en- 
couraging individual ;;dvanremenl 
and ot mai it-iining ftannonlous re- 
lations with the rank and tile. 

The comptroller was followed by J. 
P. fi'Malley. a.'isistant eomptrollcr; 
W. J. Dudl' \ , superintendent of the 
relief deijurtmcnt, and 1j .\. Lani- 
'■erf. auditor ot coal and coke re- 

The officers of the association are: 
F. F. Lollnian, president, who is con-' 
nected with the auditor of merchan- 
dise receipts: J. A. Zimmerman, vice 
president, from the ofilce of auditor 
of disbursements: J. .M. Finn, secre- 
tary of the p^issenger receipts' de 
partmen!. and W. H. Orem trean 
urer. who Is associated with the audi- 
tor of freight cl.Tims. There is also 
an executive committee composed of 
.mo representative from e.ich depart- 
ment under the senior vice-president. 

.A.Uhough the Baltimore and Chio 
Railroad Accounting Association is 
just starting, the secretary reported 
an enrollment of 100 memb> . r>olDt- 
Ing out thai even with a .'vsiricted 
tnembership the total number eligible 
Is large because the accounting de- 
partment and others allied with it 
employ a large portion of the Bal- 
timore and (inio's forces 


Live Stock M(/ 


Ealtimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 

Some of you may feel that your 
chance of promotion is menaced by 
the youth or robust health of your 
ranking officers. Do not, on that ac- 
count, surrender to discouragement. 
Having mastered the details of your 
own special duties, study their bear- 
ing on other branches of auditing. 
The valuable man in the world is the 
one who can do what the great army 
of men cannot do. 

The man who makes himself useful 
in a broad sense is sure to be called, 
sooner or later, to take charge of more 
important work. Enthusiasm should 
not be confined to the head of an 
office. It should be catching. The 
employes should be infected. 

You men have been selected as 
head clerks and chief clerks and others 
occupying official positions, and in 
accepting these positions you have 
assumed a trust, which, as a matter 
of honor, you should faithfully per- 
form. It is your duty to do every- 
thing to better qualify you for your 
present position and for promotion. 
Equally it is my duty and the dut}- 
of each ranking officer to do ever\-- 
thing in our power to assist you. 
Likewise it is your duty to enforce 
discipline and to see that everyone 
in your group or department renders 
honest and efficient service. But, 
above all things, it is the duty oj each 
one of you to deal fairly and justly 
with each employe in your group, to 
promote harmony, and to do every- 
thing possible to encourage individual 
advancement and create that friendly 
rivalry as to who best can serve. 

As I have expressed myself before, 
it is my duty to train assistant comp- 
trollers and auditors to be comptrol- 
lers. It is the duty of the assistant 
comptrollers and auditors to train 
chief clerks to be auditors. It is the 
duty of chief clerks to train head 
clerks to be chief clerks. And finally, 
it is the duty of head clerks to train 
men in their group to be head clerks. 

This brings to my mind an old, old 
story of an Arab who desired to test 
which of his three sons loved him best. 
He sent them out to see which would 
bring him the most valuable present. 
The three sons met in a distant cit>- 
and compared the gifts they had 
found. The first had found a rug on 
which he could transport himself and 
others whithersoever he would. The 
second found a medicine which would 
cure any disease. The third found a 
glass in which he could see what was 
going on at any place in the world. 
The third used his glass and saw his 
father ill in bed. The first carried all 
three home on the rug, and the second 
administered his medicine and saved 
his father's life. Now the pe-plexity 
of the father, whei he had to decide 

which son's gift had been of most 
value to him, illustrates very fairly 
the difficulty in determining what 
particular group is the most essential 
to success in conducting the work of 
the Accounting Departm.ent. 

Just as the old Arab's life could not 
have been saved without the cooper- 
ation of his three sons, just so, in my 
opinion, the success of the Accounting 
Department depends upon the co- 
operation of the three groups, — the 
ranking officers, the subordinate of- 
ficers and the rank and file. You 
occupy the center group, are the 
connecting link, and are in a position 
to exert a powerful influence in pro- 
moting the welfare, not only of the 
Baltimore and Ohio, but of yourselves 
and of each and every employe of the 

Knowing }-ou as I do I feel sure you 
will prove worthy of the trust that 
has been reposed in you. 

Promotions and Changes in the 
Freight Traffic Department 

THE following changes were 
made in the Traffic Depart- 
ment of the Baltimore and 
Ohio during Alay. 

C. H. Pumphrey, division freight 
agent at Youngstown, 0., was made 
division freight agent at New York, 
succeeding M. J. Bevans, who has 
taken up the practice of law. 

P. S. Phenix, division freight agent 
at Cumberland, Md., was trans- 

ferred to New York in similar capac- 
ity. His appointment places two 
division freight agents at New York, 
where formerly there was but one. 

C. F. Farmer, division freight 
agent at Akron, took Mr. Pumphrey 's 
place as division freight agent at 
Youngstown, O. 

R. J. Beggs, chief rate clerk in the 
General Freight Traffic Department 
at Baltimore, was promoted to 
division freight agent at Cumberland. 

Perishable Freight Protected 
by Modern Lighters in 
New York Harbor 

IN keeping with its policy of giving 
the public a service unexcelled 
by any competitor. The Balti- 
more and Ohio has added to its New 
York Harbor marine equipment 
se\^eral refrigerator lighters, for the 
purpose of affording the same sort of 
protection while moving around the 
harbor as if the freight were in refrig- 
erator cars. 

The barges are used primarily in 
lightering import or export perishable 
freight between steamships or piers, 
and St. George, S. I., New York. 

While the Company does not guar- 
antee absolute protection, it makes 
every endeavor, through the pur- 
chase of modern equipment, to avoid, 
as far as practicable, loss of or damage 
to this particular class of traffic. 
This extra service is rendered gratui- 


From the Manager of an Important 
Chamber of Commerce 

On the Louisville-Detroit Through Service and the 

Skill of Our Engineers 


The name 0} the writer of this letter is omitted for obvious reasons. 

April 20th, 1922. 

Mr. Daniel Willard, President, 

The Baltimore & Ohio Railroad Company, 

Baltimore, Maryland. 

My dear Mr. Willard : 

Permit me to congratulate you people upon arranging to operate your 
Toledo Division passenger trains on into Louisville. This marks one of the most 
distinct improvements in passenger transportation made in the Middle West 
for some time. 

I also wish to make mention of the excellence of your passenger service in 
general. I have come to favor it whenever possible. 

For instance, I used your Cleveland-No. 8 sleeping car from Cleveland to 
Washington on Sunday night and had a most comfortable ride. The ease and 
gentleness with which your engineer drivers handle their sleeping car^trains is 
a pleasant contrast to some experiences I have had on other lines. 

With best wishes for the Baltimore and Ohio System, I am, 

Yours sincerely, etc., 


Vegetables for Breakfast 

One of a scries by Life Extension Institute containinii the 
and the most scientific information on healthful living 
and the prevention of disease 


AS the garden vegetable season 
approaches it is well to con- 
sider the value of this type of 
food. It is remarkable to what ex- 
tent our food habits are governed by 
tradition, by market conditions, trans- 
portation facilities, and matters 
wholly apart from the actual health 
value of the foods that we eat. This 
is well exemplified by the breakfast 
habits of the average individual: 
fruit, cereals, eggs, coffee, toast, ham, 
bacon, fried potatoes, and occasion- 
ally some relic of the mid-Victorian 
age will be found eating a beef- 
steak. This gives the range of the 
breakfast menu of average people. 

There are man>- people who eat a 
light breakfast and therefore get very 
little bulk from it. There are other 
people who eat a hearty breakfast in 
one sense of the word but get little 
bulk, that is, the\- eat meat, chops, 
potatoes, and rely upon fruit and 
cereals for their bulk. By bulk we 
mean cellulose or fibrous material 
which stimulates the activity of the 
stomach and bowels. Not satisfied 
with pampering our voluntary muscles 
we follow digestiA'e habits which are 
sedentary for our in\-oluntarymuscles. 
For the stomach is a muscular bag 
and the intestines a muscular tube, 
and these muscles are not subject to 
our conscious control. This lack of 
bulk, may, it is true, be made up later 
in the day by salads at luncheon and 
by salads and \-egetables at dinner. 
But since food economy became 
necessary through the high cost of 
living, the average person cannot 
afford to order an unlimited number 
of dishes at any one meal. 

We know that intestinal inactivity — 
not only well-marked constipation: but 
latent unnoticed bowel sluggishness — 
is a very common condition. If. 
therefore, we can put an extra safe- 

guard in our dietetic program to cor- 
rect this condition alone, it would 
be worth while. But we also know 
that vegetables are valuable for their 
minerals and their vitamines. They 
may truh', therefore, be regarded as 
"safety-first" constitutents of the 
diet, and there is no earthly reason 
why we should not eat them at break- 
fast as well as at luncheon and dinner. 
There is no physical or psychological 

reason why salads should not be 
eaten at breakfast. It is just as sen- 
sible to eat creamed carrots for break- 
fast as to eat creamed potatoes. 
There is no vegetable in the list, that 
cannot be prepared in an a])petizing 
form for breakfast. 

This has its economic as])ect as 
well. People who cra\'e a hearty 
Ijreakfast can satisfy their appetites 
with bulky foods at a lower cost, and 
imlcss they are under weight and re- 
quire to push their nutrition, with 
benefit to their health. Those who 
are under weight will find that the 
green \'egetables, containing as they 
do ajjpetite i)roducing vitamines, will 
assist them to gain weight if they 
satisfy their appetites with fat-form- 
ing foods. It may seem contradictory 
to sa>' that these foods are beneficial 
both for light-weights and over- 
weights, but the overweight who has 
his aj^petite stimulated will come to 
no harm if he satisfies it with bulky 
foods. The underweight can reverse 
the process and eat liberally of bread 
and butter, salad oil , cereals and cream. 

Do not therefore ostracize garden 
vegetables from your breakfast table. 
Just experiment a little with vege- 
tables for breakfast and see how it 

Company Places Large Orders for New Equipment 

The contracts so far awarded 


XXOUXCE.MEXT was made 
at our general offices on June 
5, that contracts for the build- 
ing of 4,000 steel freight cars of the 
hopper and gondola types, and 1,000 
box cars, have or will shortly be 
closed. The expenditure involved is 
in excess of $6,000,000. These cars 
are partly in replacement of equip- 
ment retired and partly for additional 
equipment which, with the passenger 
equipment recently contracted for, 
mil be covered by an equipment 

are : 

To the Pressed Steel Car Company, 
1. 000 steel hopper cars and 1,000 
steel gondola cars, to be built at their 
plants in the Pittsburgh district. 

To the Standard Steel Car Com- 
pany, 1,000 steel hopper coke cars 
to be built at the Curtis Bay plant, 
Baltimore, Md. 

To Cambria Steel Company, i,ofeo 
70-ton steel 46-foot drop-end gon- 
dolas to be built at Johnstown. Pa. 

The Wrong Way "Right" 


Daltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 

Early Morning Emergency Call from 
Shipper Proves Agent Taylor, Paines- 
ville, Ohio, a Good Neighbor 

Heavy Frosi Warded Off Orchard by Fires Built with Fuel Oil 

Loaned hy Railroad 

BETWEEN one and two o'clock 
a. m., on April 22, Mr. Hiram 
Mantle of the firm of Mantle 
and }vlantle, Painesville, Ohio, which 
operates a large farm and orchard, 
telephoned our agent at that point, 
G. W. Taylor. The unseasonable 
cold wave which hurt so much fruit 
throughout the countr\^ at that time, 
I)ut Mr. Mantle in a bad emergency. 
He explained to Agent Taylor that 
his orchard was in full bloom, that 
the thermometer had dropped to 22 
degrees, that he was endeavoring to 
ward off the frost by building fires 
around the trees and that his only 
salvation would be a supply of fuel 
oil which he was unable to obtain 
immediately in the vicinity. 

Mr. Taylor quickly found that the 
Railroad had a sufficient supply of 
fuel oil at the roundhouse and he 

requested the authorities there to let 
Mr. Mantle have about 150 gallons, 
he agreeing, of course, to pay for it 
at cost to the Railroad. 

Our roundhouse people complied 
promptly, the oil was sufficient for 
the purpose and it is hoped and be- 
lieved that Mr. Mantle's crop was 

In reporting his action to Super- 
intendent Stevens, Mr. Taylor said: 

"Ordinarily I seldom become in- 
volved in anything of this kind or in 
work handled by other departments. 
I don't like to take responsibility of 
this kind on my shoulders, but in 
this particular instance I knew just 
what Mr. Mantle's emergency was 
and I felt that it was my duty as 
representative of our Railroad to do 
him this neighborly act. " 

This is one of the most interesting 

illustrations of the "good neighbor 
policy" of the Baltimore and Ohio 
that we have yet seen. If Mr. Taylor 
had been a man less in sympathy with 
the policy of the Railroad , less willing 
to assume responsibility, less able to 
size up a situation quickly and use 
excellent judgment in handling it, 
Mr. Mantle's crop would probably 
have been ruined, not only at large 
loss to him and his firm, but also with 
the probable result that the Balti- 
more and Ohio would have lost con- 
siderable revenue through lack of 
opportunity to handle his peach crop. 

Whether the Baltimore and Ohio 
profits directly or indirectly, or not, 
however, is beside the question. Our 
policy has been clearly outlined by 
President Willard and it has no 
selfish strings attached to it. As a 
public service organization it is our 
duty to help the public whenever we 
reasonably can, and particularly in an 
emergency where, on account of our 
large organization and potential 
strength, the Baltimore and Ohio 
is the only agency which can supply 
the necessary assistance. 

The names of men who have as- 
sumed obvious responsibilities and 

I L-x. ■ 

Upper left: Agent G. W. Taylor, Rainesville, Ohio. Right: Mr. Hiram Mantle and his two sons. Below: A part of their beautiful orchard 

handled them for the welfare of the 
persons and causes affected, stand 
out in history. It is a creditable 
thing to do this, especially in an 
emergency which one has never faced 
before. Mr. Taylor has proved him- 

self a good Baltimore and Ohio neigh- 
bor in the best sense of the word and 
other employes would do well to follow 
his good examjjle and handle similar 
emergencies with the quickness, grasp 
and good judgment which he showed. 

Good Prospects for Marked Reduction 
in Loss and Damage Claims for 1922 

THAT the railroads will probably 
save between forty and fifty 
million dollars in freight loss 
and damage claims this year, is indi- 
cated by recent figures compiled and 
announced by the freight claim divi- 
sion of the American Railway Asso- 

The total payments made by the 
railroads in 1920 for losses and dam- 
age to freight in transit were $119, 
832,127, while in 192 1 the total ex- 
penditures for loss and damage were 
approximately $ioi,ooo,ooo,a decline 
of 16 per cent. 

The number of claims presented to 
the railroads for payment in January, 

1921, was 305,816. By January, 

1922, the number of claims presented 
had dropped to 200,353, ^ decrease 
of 35 per cent. 

In the same period the number of 
claims paid decreased 40 per cent, 
or from 314,178 in January, 1921, to 
189,913 in Januan,', 1922, and the 
number of claims on hand and un- 
adjusted was reduced 54 per cent, 
or from 578,525 «fn January i, 1921, 
to 264,653 on January 31, 1922. 

In January, 192 1, $10,375,196 was 
paid to shippers who had incurred 
losses. By January of the following 
year the monthly payments had been 
reduced to $5,070,566, a decline of 
51 per cent. 

Further, the handling of claims has 
been so expedited that the average 
time elapsing between the presenta- 
tion of a claim and its settlement has 
been cut 60 to 90 days, to 30 days. 

In 19 1 7, just prior to Federal con- 
trol, the actual loss and damage pay- 
ments made by the railroads totalled 
$35,079,757. Under government op- 
eration of the railroads these pay- 
ments increased to $104,587,174 for 
1919. In 1920 the loss and damage 
payments reached a new high mark, 
totalling $119,832,127, largely a re- 
sult of operations during Federal 

With the end of Federal control the 
railroads began an intensive cam- 
paign to reduce the number of their 
loss and damage claims and conse- 
quently the amount necessan.' to re- 
imburse shippers for losses of and 
damages to freight while in the hands 

of the carriers. This campaign is 
made in the interests of economy of 
operation and is directed by the 
freight claim division of the Amer- 
ican Railway Association. The re- 
sults of this campaign are shown in 
the 16 per cent, reduction in loss and 
damage expenditures in 192 1 and in 
the decrease of 35 per cent, in the 
number of claims presented. 

As 300,000 fewer claims were car- 
ried over into 1922 than were on the 
books of the carriers at the beginning 
of 192 1, and taking into considera- 
tion the reduction of 35 per cent, in 
the number of claims presented, 
which are generally for lower amounts 
than claims filed in 192 1, there is 
good prospect that the total loss and 
damage bill this year will not exceed 
$60,000,000, and it may be cut to 

International Locomotive 
Association Organized 

WHILE the era of the greatest 
increase in the size and 
weight of the steam loco- 
motive may possibly be regarded as 
having reached its zenith, there has 
never been a time when the detailed 
design has received such a degree of 
intensive study with the view of ob- 
taining increased efficiency with ex- 
isting types, as now. 

The international Locomotive As- 

sociation is now being promoted, 
having for its object the study of 
locomotive histor\- and development 
and the ])reser\-ation of records per- 
taining thereto. In carrying out 
these aims there will be no restriction 
as to territory, and the cooperation 
of all those interested, wherever 
located, will be welcomed. 

Information in regard to the activi- 
ties of the Association will be made 
available to the members through 
the agency of a bulletin, in which 
articles of a suitaljle nature will also 

Further particulars and conditions 
of membership may be obtained on 
application to an\' member of the 
Organization Committee: 

Arthur Curran, 16 Ballard Street, 
Newton Center, Mass. 

Charles B. Chaney, 97 Lafayette 
Avenue, Brooklyn, X. Y. 

Norman Thomi^son, Assoc. Mem. 
Am. Soc. M. E., 3406 Spence Street, 
Winnipeg, Manitoba, Canada. 

Cheerfully Recommends 
Savings Feature 

South Chicago, 111., 

April 5, 1922. 

Mr. W. J. Dudley, 
Superintendent. Relief Department, 
Baltimore, Md. 
Dear Sir : 

I assure you I deeply appreciate 
the good offices of the Baltimore and 
Ohio Relief Department in helping 
me acquire a home here, also the 
courteous treatment of your office 
while I was paying loan. \ can cheer- 
fully recommend the Savings Feature 
to all employes interested in securing 
a home. 

Ver\' respectfully, 
(Signed) Lawrence McMa«us, 
Yard Conductor, 
South Chicago, 111. 

Please Watch Perishable Freight ! 

Perishable vegetables and fruits are moving in large quantities over the 
Railroad at this season and will continue to move and constitute heavy ship- 
ments for weeks to come. 

Claims resulting from damages to such commodities have been heavy 
in past years. They can be sharply reduced by an effort all along the hne. 

Particular attention should be given to refrigeration and prompt loading 
and unloading. A reduction in claims from perishables will be to the credit 
of all employes engaged in handling them, and will be greatly appreciated. 


General Freight Claim Agent. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Robert M. Van Sant, Editor 
Margaret Talbott Stevens, Associate Editor 
Charles H. Dickson, Art Editor 
Office, Mt. Royal Station, Baltimore, Md. 
Herbert D. Stitt, Staff A rtist 
George B. Luckey, Staff Photographer 


August first of this year marks the twentieth anni- 
versarv of the day that started as a messenger boy, 
"a runner," a^ we called it, for a downtown New York 
bank. Several days ago an advertisement appeared in 
the New York papers announcing the absorbing by this 
bank of another bank in the metropolis. The advertise- 
ment also contained the usual statement of the combined 
assets and liabilities and a list of the new officers, and 
it was in the latter that I was particularly interested. 

The old Spartan who was president in my day is now 
the chairman of the board. (I best remember him for 
the enormous box of "three for five" stogies that he 
kept on his desk and made frequent use of.) In 1902 
there was but one vice-president. Now there are seven, 
and the one first on the list (and I assume, the ranking 
one) was an assistant loan clerk in m^- time. Another 
of today's vice-presidents was chief clerk. The cashier 
and one assistant cashier of twenty years ago haxe. 
grown into a cashier and ten assistants. Two of the 
assistant cashiers were just plain bank clerks when I 
was there and the other was the office boy for whom I 
used to substitute in the "front" office at lunch time. 

So here in the official family of one of the largest banks 
in New York city, are five men who were punching a 
time clock with me, four times a day, just back in 
1902. Not a single one of them had a "pull." They 
were ordinary American boys with high school or less 
education, of plain antecedents, but who have been 
faithful to their trusts, self-respecting, energetic and 
aspiring. There were others there in my day who were 
just as bright and had just as attractive personalities. 
But they made pleasure the main chance instead of 
business and I suppose that some of them are still 
■ answering the ring of the button from the front 
office, as they were in the days of yore, and perhaps 
wondering why. 

Special Ability 

Special ability commands special pay. 

When a person has both the theoretical knowledge and 
the practical experience that enable him to do certain 
things better than others, he can justly demand a good 
figure for his services. 

He mav be able to do the actual job in almost no 
time — but he had to spend years in work and study 
before he became an "expert. " 

A bank safe in a middle western town got locked 
and stuck. 

Everybody who knew the combination tried to open 
it, and failed. In desperation they sent for an expert. 
He came, and in ten minutes opened the vault. 

The expert sent in a bill for $100. The bank president 
read it. 

"That is very high, " he said; "just have it itemized. " 
When it came back to the bank president, the bill read : 
"For opening safe — $5.00; for knowing how — $95.00." 

— Brenneman s Fine Biscuit Magazine. 

The World "Do" Move 

In searching for railroad material in some old files in 
the library recently, we ran across a little booklet. 

The Art 
of Tying the Cravat 
Demonstrated in 
Sixteen Lessons with Thirty-two Plates 

"Could it be true," was the conjecture, "that at 
any time in history mere man could have had enough 
time to spare to devote to the reading of such a treatise 
on personal adornment." Yet a hasty surv^ey of its 
beautifully printed pages showed that it was only too 
true, that a species of the genus homo of the early 
nineteenth centur}' was as elegant and particular about 
his dress as the proverbial peacock, that he was as fussy 
about his necktie as a mother hen is of her chicks. 

The introduction to the treatise is a veritable commen- 
tary on the manners, in a sense, yea, even on the morals 
of the time. It is worth reading: 


It can be incontrovertibly asserted that this work, far from 
being an ephemeral production, will be found to ccJfitain a 
mass of useful information, and may be termed an "Ency- 
clopedia of knowledge." 

The Cravat should not be considered as a mere ornament, 
it is decidedly one of the greatest preservatives of health — 
it is a criterion by which the rank of the wearer may be at 
once distinguished, and 
is of itself "a letter of in- 
troduction. " 

In an age like the 
present, when a man of 
quality is so closely imi- 
tated by the pretender 
— when the amalgama- 
tion of all ranks seems to 
be the inevitable conse- 
quence of the" March of 
the Intellect " now mak- 
ing such rapid strides 
amongst us, we think a 
more signal service can- 
not be rendered to the 
higher ranks of society, 
than by the production 
of such a work as this; 
and, in the hope of be- 
ing really useful, we ofifer 
to a discerning public, 
the "Art 0/ Tying on 
the Cravat." 

The work is divided Alfred, Comte d'ORSAY 

into easv lessons — the 

c ^ ■ ' , ^- rrom a portrait by Machse 

hrst gives a solution ..t,, ■, . , j ,• ^ 

" The Alcibiades of that age; as he delighted 

of the celebrated prob- the parks in 'the thirties,' and. who with his 
1 1 ,.u AT J whiskers, and his cabriolet horse, fairly took 

lem known as the iVoc?<d the town by storm." 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June. IQ22 

Gordien, and is the key to all the others. The fifteenth 
lesson alone contains eighteen different methods of tying the 
Cravat: but lest any of our readers may be terrified at the 
idea of having so much to acquire at once, it may be neces- 
sary to observe that, as they are derivations from the four- 
teen first described, they are necessarily short and easy of 

To render the work complete in every respect, plates, 
drawn from nature, are inserted; these will clearly explain 
any difficulty a beginner may experience in comprehending 
our directions, and will enable him to judge whether he has 
produced the proper effect on his own Cravat. 
It is apparent that in those days the pro\-erii, 
"fine feathers do not make fine birds," did not have 
much standing. But custom in man's dress, along with 
many other customs, has changed very much for the 
better in the last hundred years. The only trouble 
is that to some of us who foot the bills for women's 
clothes now-a-days, it may merely appear that the pen- 
dulum has swung from the overdressed male to the 
overdressed female, and that nothing has l^een accom- 
plished thereby. 

Yet man will not feel himself the loser, for he cer- 
tainly plays fast and loose with style now a days, and 
enjoys his freedom from it, more so, perhaps, than at 
any time since personal adornment was limited to the 
fig leaf. Low shoes or high shoes, or storm boots, if you 
will; soft hat or derby, with a commendable preference 
on the part of most men for the former; rain coat or 
umbrella; stiff collar or soft; paddock, raglan or ulster 
in the overcoat; — it matters not what style he prefers 
and wears. 

The reign of Beau Brummels and Berry Walls is 
happily a thing of the past. Today man is judged 
tonsorially, not on the strength of how much time and 
effort he puts on his personal appearance, but on how 
little it concerns him, so long as it marks him as a man 
of good taste aiwi exemplifies the inward characteristics 
of cleanliness, neatness and orderliness. 

Where Neatness Counts 

Passenger train men who keep their shoes shined, 
shave regularly, brush their teeth, and keep their clothes 
mended, attract the attention not only of the passengers, 
and leave a good impression that is valuable to the com- 
pany, but are observed by officials who, it is almost use- 
less to inform trainmen, are well worth impressing, favor- 
ably. Good looks — so far as cleanliness is concerned — is 
one of the essentials in making up a .service record, 
though it may not be one of the items noted in it. A 
train employe who is polite and accommodating, looks 
pleasant, and who is tidy, enjoys a "reputation among 
the traveling public and officials that is of great value 
to him. The slovenly man. whose beard and shoes are 
neglected, and who is as solemn in his looks and as short 
in his replies as he can be, and holds his job because he 
is competent in every other respect — safe, reliable and 
always on the job — lacks something he ought to have to 
make him perfect, or close to perfection. 

— Erie Railroad Magazine. 

Wonder Savers 

Tom Marrucci, Italian, with just enough cash to pass 
the immigration inspectors, landed at Ellis Island eight 
years ago. After a brief stay fn New York, Tom showed 
up in Uniontown, Pa., penniless. He soon obtained em- 
plo\Tnent as a street sweeper. His wages never have 
been more than $2.50 a day. 

Now he buys a home, paying $10,000 for it. "This 
means 12 properties, I o\to. " said Tom, between sweeps 
of his brush. 

This is only another wonder worker by the little giant. 
Thrift. To get Dollars and Cents, you need Dollars and 

Before They Knew How to Multiply 

It seems that some of the ancients — we are unable to 
state whether it was the Egyptians or some other ancient 
peojjle — were unable to multiple' numbers in the same 
way that we multiply numbers today. They were, how- 
e\-er, able to get a correct answer when they wanted to 
find the result of taking a certain number a certain 
number of times. They were able to add, as we do, 
and, although they could not multiply in present day 
fashion — they could divide. 

Let us take the two numbers 76 and 334, arranged as 
follows : 

Line No. 




No. I 

No. 2 

No. 3 

























Total 25384 

The above can be clearly understood if we, like the 
ancients, divide the numbers in Column i b}- 2 in each 
one of the seven lines indicated, carrying the quotient in 
each divi-sion down to the next line; hence 76-42^=38, on 
the line below; 38-;-2-i9, on the line below, and |p on. 
And it will be noted that when one is left o\-er after the 
division, it is thrown out of further consideration. 

In Column No. 2 the first figure is added to itself to 
give the figure set below it on the second line of the 
demonstration: hence 334+334=668. the figure appear- 
ing in Column No. 2 on the second line. And in like 
fashion 668 added to itself gives 1336, appearing in 
Column No. 2 on the third line. 

To arrive at the result each number in Column No. 2 
which stands opposite an uneven number in Column No. 
I is carried out into Column No. 3. Thus in the above 
demonstration the numbers 1336. 2672 and 21376, 
opposite, respectively, the uneven numbers ig, 9 and i, 
which appear in Column No. i, are added together, 
giving the result of 25384. 

If you will multiply the two original figures. 334 and 
76. you will find that this is the correct product. 

There must be a theoretical explanation of this method 
of procuring the product of two numbers. We may have 
had it when we studied higher mathematics but if so, we 
have forgotten it. 

Perhaps among our technically trained men on the 
Railroad there is someone who, without taxing his or our 
l)rains too much, can explain to us the mathematical 
theor\- of this demonstration. 

Please don't crowd! 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 

Installation of the Huntington Avenue Slip Switch 

By Theodore Bloecher, Jr., 
Division Engineer, Baltimore Terminal Division 

ON SUNDAY, May 14, the new slip 
switch at Huntington Avenus Inter- 
locking Tower was put into service 
and the old one which had been in service 
since 1908 was removed. 

The new slip switch had been built adja- 
cent to the tracks and immediately opposite 
the old one and work had been going on for 
some time fitting it up. Preparations for the 
installation were completed several days 
before May 14, and Sunday was selected as 
the time to do the work on account of the 
minimum number of train movements 
which would have to be contended with. 
The work was complicated by the fact that 
electric traction is used on this portion of the 
Belt Line and the third rail caiTving the 
current required additional fittings and con- 

The general plan of renewal was first to 

disconnect a portion of the third rail, in 
advance of all the other work. Then two 
wrecking cranes were spotted on the track 
adjacent to the old slip switch, with two 
fiat cars between them. In the meantime 
signalmen were busy disconnecting the in- 
terlocking and trackmen were disconnecting 
the slip switch. The two cranes then lifted 
the old slip switch on to the fiat cars, which 
were set in a spur siding out of the way. 
Trackmen then began loosening the dirty 
ballast while an engine moved four fiat cars 
alongside to receive it. After this had been 
cleaned away, new, clean, ballast stone in a 
side dump hopper was brought alongside the 
location ot the slip switch and the side doors 
opened, permitting it to run out. This new 
ballast was worked back and spread evenly 
over the ground. The ballast car was then 
moved away and the two wrecking cranes 

Installation of the new slip switch at Huntington Avenue, Baltimore Terminal Division. Bottom: 
swinging new switch into position. Middle, left to right: Signal Foremen W. L. Nethkin and W. R. 
Wheats, Track Foreman J. Hargett, Track Supervisor J. Harrison, Signal Supervisor B. H. Prinn, 
Track Foreman A. Miles, Third Rail Foreman W. J. Bacon, Track Foreman A. Tallero. Top : placing 
switch into position 

lifted the new slip switch into place. When 
the cranes were taken away the slip switch 
was lined to position. After the lining was 
complete, the signalmen started their con- 
nections and the trackmen commenced cc^n- 
necting up the tracks. 

A summary of the operations is as follows : 

1. Third rail was clear at 6.28 a. m. 

2. Wrecking cranes with fiat cars were 
spotted at 7.34 a: m., and cutting loose of 
signal and track connections was begun. 

3. Track and signal connections were 
cut loose 7.50 a. m. 

4. Cranes had hitches made and ready 
to lift 8.00 a. m. but were held for Train 504. 

5. Old shp switch lifted out 8.15 a. m. 
and moved away. 

6. Four flat cars for handling dirt spotted 
at 8.28 a. ni.; digging commenced. 

7. Cars moved away at 10.28 a. m. to 
clear track and bulk of digging had been 
completed. The small remaining dirt was 
shovelled into ditch and this work com- 
pleted 10.45 a. m. ready for ballast. 

8. Work train returned and ballast cars 
spotted 1 1. 10 a. m. 

9. Ballast unloaded and spread 12.20 
p. m. 

10. New slip switch placed by cranes 
12.37 p. m. and cranes released. 

11. Slipswitch lined and ready to hook 
up 1 .00 p. m. 

12. Xo. 4 track ready for service 3.05 p. ip. 

13. No. I track ready for servic«4. 50 p. m. 

14. Interlocking connected and signals 
operative 6.35 p. m. 

Traffic Class Closes Successful 

By W. H. Orem 

AFTER a successful and profitable 
winter and spring series of sessions, 
the Baltimore and Ohio Traffic Class 
has suspended its weekly Monday night 
meetings in the Central Building Assembly 
room, for the summer season. The next 
meeting will be on the first Monday night 
in October, 1922. 

The meetings were originated by the 
General Freight Department, and the 
hearty cooperation not only of its officials, 
but of those of other departments, insured 
its success as an educational and cooper- 
ative asset to the Road. 

The meetings were largely looked after 
by Vice President R. J. Beggs, formerly 
chief rate clerk. General Freight Depart- 
ment, and now division freight agent at 
Cumberland. Enlightening talks were 
given by officials of the Operating, Car 
Service, Law, Live Stock, Police, Account- 
ing and Traffic Departments. 

The members who participated in this 
educational opportunity, are indebted to 
the oflScials who so willingly gave their time 
and eff'orts to make the meetings a success. 
Many more able speakers, as well as inter- 
ested members, are in sight for the sessions 
in the autumn. 

E'alti))iore and Ohio Magazine. June. IQ22 


Lady Astor Honored on Mothers' Day 
by Employes of Akron Division 

THAT Lady Astor has man\-, many in- 
teresting charms, characteristics and 
possessions, was amply made knov.n 
to the American people during her recent 
visit to the United States. Chances are, 
however, that in the average American 
mind, looming larger than the fact that she 
is a beautiful American girl who became a 
titled English lady, and that she is the first 
woman ever to have been elected to mem- 
bership in the House of Commons, and that 
she is an outstanding leader in the women's 
movement, and that she is a woman of 
ready wit and uncommon good sense- 
bigger than all these things is the fact that 
with them she has had the time to be the 
admirable mother and companion of six 

It was, therefore, with this idea in mind 
that the employes of the Akron Division, 
under the leadership of Superintendent 
Stevens, remembered her motherhood on 
Mothers' Day. She was proceeding on our 
No. 7 over the Akron Division, and was pre- 
sented with a beautiful bouquet of flowers to 
which was attached a card and on it "With 
Compliments of the Employes" of the Akron 
Division of the Baltimore and Ohio." 

In the last issue of the M.\g.\zine we 
motioned the fact that Lady Astor's 
father. Colonel Langhorn ot Virginia, was 
a contractor who had charge of the building 
of quite a considerable part of the right-of- 
way of our Railroad. Lady Astor goes us 
one better in her charming note of ack- 
nowledgment, a re-arranged and reduced 
fac-simile of whch is shown herewith. She 
claims membership in our own Railroad 
family and it is certainly a rare pleasure to 
welcome her into our^ranks even in an ex- 
officio capacity. 

Lady Astor's letter reads as follow.s: 

"You will never be able to thank the 
7,500 employes of the Akron Division of the 
Baltimore and Ohio for their great kindness 
and courtesy in sending me so lovely a re- 
membrance of their kindness and courtesy. 
The reason you will fail to do this is that I 
shan't be able to thank you adequately. I 
am a representative of working men and 
women and my work in the House of Com- 
mons is chiefly for them, so perhaps I ap- 
preciate more than ever having a gift from 

I knew you had a great part in this offer- 
ing, so will you please try to know and try 
to tell them how much I was touched by 
their gift. My father was a Baltimore and 
Ohio man, so I am pleased to be travelling 
on the Baltimore and Ohio. 

With kindest regards to give to the 7.500 
others on Akron Division, believe me, 
Sincerely yours, 
(Signed) Nancy Astor 

tr^ ^ , 


c ^ ^ ' 

Ri'd I- ranged and reduced fdi -si'iiLt' oj 
Lady .i star's letter 

Carniv^al Spirit at Pittsburgh 
Welfare Meeting 

THE Pittsburgh Division Welfare Asso- 
ciation provided fine hospitality at 
their annual reception and dance held 
on April 25 at Ihe Rittenhouse, Pittsburgh. 
A large number of young folks were present 
to enjoy the excellent program the com- 
mittee had planned. The fact is, there was 
no one present who could be classed as other 
than "young folk," for the stirring music, 
the kaleidoscopic array of costumes and the 
spirit combined to make the folks think that 
tney were at the fountain of youth. 

There was no interruption of the dancing 
program early in the evening and tox-trots 
stepped upon the toes of waltzes in rapid 
succession. Officials and employes had a 
chance to meet socially and the hours went 
by with the rapidity of No. 5 passing Broad 
Ford and the big buildings on the river bank. 
At intervals some of the dancers occupied 
tables for refreshments, but none lingered 
long there. 

Finally the committee announced that 
there would be a grand promenade and 
ever\-onegot in line and leisurely manceu- 
\ red about the room. Each woman and man 
received a favor. Vari-colored carnival 
hats were passed out to each person. The 
ladies received, in addition, bright-hued 
parasols with which they kept the moon- 
shine from freckling the facesof their escorts. 
It was a novel sight as the entire group 
marched about the room m their oddly 
shaped hats. 

L^nstinted praise was given the committee 
of arrangements for the successful carrying 
out of the program. The committee con- 
sisted of Messrs. C. J. Weaverling, chair- 
man; J. W. Jennings, F. A. Nagle and E. C. 

Commended for Fine Fuel 
Performance '* 

The following letter is self explanator>- : 

Cumberland, Md., 
April 28, 1922. 

Mr. J. Norris ' 

Mr. B. L. Mastin 

Cientlemen: — It is with pleasure that I note 
the performance of Train 8, Engine 5219, 
Cumberland to Washington, on April if*. 
It was fired with only 371 shovels of coal, 
with a consumption of 5.2 tons per pass- 
enger car mile, it being particularly notice- 
able that there was no black smoke, nor 
was the pop valve open. 

This is a highly commendable perfomi 
ance and I desire to express my highest 
appreciation of it. 

Yours truly. 
(Signe<1 C. W. \'an Horn 



Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. June, igzz 

^ G.H.Pr>xDr 

Auditor s'^Disbursements 

.4// puzzles published in tin's department icill be defined, as far as possible, 
jroni the New Standard Dictionary, edition of ig20. It is permissible to use 
both geographical and biographical words in the construction of puzzles, but when 
such words are taken from any authority other than the Xew Standard Dictionary, 
the name of such authority must be stated at the end of the definition, in paren- 
thesis. Obsolete words will be marked at the end of the definition thus — 
<{"obs"). Variant spellings of a word must be marked at the end of the definition 
■thus — ("I'or"). Address all communications concerning this department to G. 
H. Pryor, Room 800, Baltimore and Ohio Building. Baltimore, Maryland, and 
mark the envelope "Puzzles." 

BELATED solutions of the puzzles in 
the March issue were received from 
the following: Margaret Smurdon, 
So. Chicago, 111.; Philip M. Pennington, 
Cumberland, Md., L. L. Grabill, Toronto, 



(In negro dialect) 

Sam Johnson lived ONE Alabam' — 
His tambly was pow'ful fond o' ham. 
So one night Sam he crept away 
To steal a ham TWO to eat nex' day. 
Now, dat smokehouse lock THREE guess 

'twas strong, 
FOUR Sam wouldn't a-picked at it so long. 
Wow'l Ole man Jones wid his rifle true 
Showed Sambo what rock salt kin do. 
Ah, we pause in sympathy fer Sam — 
He was peppered wid salt — in Alabam. 


When you wants ham fer to feed yer flock, 
Don't fool wid nothin' but a WHOLE lock. 
Baltimore, Md. Charlotte Stibler 


I — A vehicle moved on wheels. 
a^Beaten with a cane. 

3 — A cave dweller. 

4 — A plant or flower of the genus Anemone. 

5 — Causes to change placi. 

6 — Natives of Denmark. 

7 — Obsolete or Dialect form of Ness. 
Hoboken, N. J. Lateo 

I'm tryin' to write you some jingles 

But somehow th' jingles won't jing, 
For every darned time that I'm needin' a 

By Gosh, I can't think of a thing! 
But I'm goin' to keep trj-in' an' tryin' 
Because you have asked me for some — 

But I'm tempted to shirk, for it's too much 
like work — 
An' I'd ruther TWO tishin'. By Gum! 

Well, anyhow, part of it's finished 

An' I may get the rest of it done. 
But, the clouds floatin' by an' th' blue in 
th' sky 

Are callin' me down to the run! 
Oh, it ain't any use to keep tryin' — 

Can't do «iny work in th' Spring! 
( 'NE a rod an' some bait! Oh, th' jingle 
can wait, 

Fc)r I'm goin' fishin'. By Jing! 
Baltimore, Md. Martelia 

No. 4. SOU.\RE 

1 — An African ass-like mammal having a 
rt-hite or yellowish brown body marked with 
dark stripes. 

2 — Uniform in condition or action. 

3 — Large or strong of body. 

4 — -A cotmty in N. E. Missoviri whose 
county-seat is New London. 

5 — Incessant agitation. 

Weston, W. Va. Colston TrapncU 



.\n editor once pencilled on my "stuff," 
Returning papers — just this one. word; 

I counselled my hurt ego thus: — Enough, 
As sure as nine plus one is TWO, I'm done. 

Yet now your call to join again revi\'es 
The itch of days when I was young and vain. 
Though youth has fled the self-conc.nt 

Impelling me to come to scratch again. 

Should now this essay too be doomed as 

Yours truly wouldn't teel the hurt at all. 
New York John Newman 


(Defined by New International Dictioncry) 

1 — -An inclosed space. 

2 — To do too much. 

3 — Cried as a cat. 

4 — Booty. 

5 — To make an addition. 

6 — In that manner or degree. 

7— A letter. 

Philadelphia, Pa. Alex Sander 


1— A letter. 

2 — An Asiatic measure of length and 

3 — Any soft doughy mass. 

4 — A person of rank or importance. 

5 — A large city of Nebraska, county-seat 
of Douglas. County. 

6 — Meal used in India. 

7— A letter. 

Baltimore, Md. L. E. Phant 


Paddy McGinnis was pinched one day, 

For selling illegal home brew. 
And they put him in jail for an hour or riiorc, 

When the court heard his pitiful TW' J. 

"I FIRST now your honor, I intended no 

My TWO is for mercy from you. 
The toddy that was made, from the Hq'.:or 
I sold. 

Would never amovmt to a stew." 

So his Honor, the judge, considered the 

For Paddy his TWO had FIRST well, 
And the verdict, "Not guilty," was gladly 

As Paddy could every one tell. 
Baltimore, Md. The. Major 



1 — Merchandise. 

2 — X small wax candle. 

3 — A sign prefixed to negative quantities, 
or quantities to be subtracted. 

4 — Any tint or hue distinguislied from 

5 — To make new. 
Down : 

1 — .\ letter. 

2 — A word denoting nearness or presence. 

Bailimore and Ohio Magazine, Jum, ig22 


— A male sheep. 

4 — A narrative poem of some heroic deed. 

5— A Spanish title equivalent to Sir. 
f) — To mark with lines. 

7 — A male child. 

K — In music, the name given to the second 
of t!ie syllables used in the scale. 

9 — A letter. 
Baltimore, Md. Grace M. Manning 

No. 10. PYRAMID 


1 — A letter. 

2— Papas. 

3— Jollity. 

4 — More ornamental. 

5 — One who dwells in the eastern part of 
the United States. 


1 — A letter. 

2 — The tone F. 

3— Mothers. 

4 — A United States dry and liquid 

5 — An absurd sham. 

6 — To excite or inflame. 

7 — The female of the domestic fowl. 

8 — In solmization, the second note of 
a::y major scale. 

9 — A letter. 

Baltimore, Md. Red Cron' 

.\... II. DELETION" (6) 

A railroad man a-courting went. 

And went he in full well; 
I: then was seen that he was bent 

On winning hand of Nell, 
A handsome maid and belle. 

It soon transpired that he did win. 

And now he had her fast; 
Through solemn rite and uoise and din 

He won her for his LAST, 
And thus their lot was cast. 

Eftsoon they're off on wedding ride, 

As suits a railroad man: 
They sped along through countn'sid.-. 

Or over TOTAL'S span. 
And Httle risk they rani 
Baltimore, Md. Primrose 

N( . \2. SQUARE 

1 — A mark made by anything that has 
gone by. 

2— A work with two parapets meeting 
at a salient angle. 

3 — A sun-dried brick. 

4 — A heavy rope or chain. 

5 — To make obeisance. 

Baltimore, Md. 11'. J. Alirens 

No. 13. DIAMOND 

I — A letter. 

2 — An opening. 

3 — A lively but dignifiei dance of the 
M.nve: class. 

4 — A detached work with two embank- 
ments making the salient anple of a fort. 

5 — An exten;-;\ e group of radiated 

6 — A point or end of anything small. 
8— A letter. 
Baltimore, Md. IP. E. Madden 

No. 14. DIA.MOND 

1— A letter. 

2 — -A malignant spirit which causes 

3 — Mothers. 

4 — Same as Keratto. 

5 — A signal-telegraph. 

6 — A hole gnawed by a ra*. 

7— Robbed. 

8 — A natural substance containing one 
or more metals. 

9 — A letter. 

Scranton, Pa. Arty Ess 

Among the new forms puljlished this 
month are some that have not been des- 
scribed and I will now attempt to tell you 
what they look like. The half square is a 
form shaped like this: 

The words read the same across, or horizon- 
tally, and up and down, or vertically, in 
their respective positions. The half square 
is not nearly so hard to construct as the 
square and therefore assumes much larger 
proportions than the latter. However, I 
think a seven letter half square is plenty 
large enough to begin with and the one pub- 
lished this month is a good example of its 
kind. The first definition is the top word 
of seven letters and so on down to the 
seventh definition which is "a letter." 

The octagon is, as its name would indi- 
cate,. a form puzzle with eight sides. It is 
shaped like this: 

f Prizes for Best Answers { 
I A copy of the standard book on | 
j puzzles, "Key to Puzzledom," will i 
i be given to each of the five employ- j 
I es submitting the best answers to | 
I the puzzles given in this issue of the | 
i Magazine, and having them in the | 
J hands of Mr. Pryor by July 15. j 
i Only new puzzlers will qualify for | 
1 this competion, it being felt that 1 
} the old puzzlers will be glad to leave | 
I the field open to the beginners. j 
j As it is unquestionably true that | 
j many employes will solve all of the j 
I puzzles given in this issue correctly, | 
I it will probably be necessary for { 
t those competing for these prizes I 
j to work out an original puzzle, to ] 

I put him or her in the running. The | 
names of the successful competi- | 
tors will appear in the August issue. j 

The words read the same both across and 
up and down and the first definition is a 
three letter word at the top and so on down 
to the seventh definition which is also a 
three letter word. 

Just between You and Me 

We are receiving some encouraging let- 
ters concerning this department and it 
makes us feel that there is going to be a real 
interest developed among a great many 
members of the Baltimore and Ohio family* 

Mrs. Gertrude L. Kelly, Law Depart- 
ment, Baltimore, says: "I am sure we are 
going to enjoy this department very much." 

Miss L. Mildred Hemmick, Division Ac- 
countant's Office, Washington, Ind., says 
she enjoyed the first number very much and 
trusts the department will be continued 
because it is educational as well as inter- 

Colston Trapnell of Weston, W. Va., 
among other things, says: "This is the 
first time that I have ever taken any inter- 
est in puzzles but I can agree with you 
that it is a beneficial and delightful game. 
I am waiting impatiently for the next 
is le." 

John Newman, terminal timekeeper. 
New York, says: "I was never interested 
in puzzles until I read your exposition of 
the game in the M.\g.\zine. Can now see 
how it can easily become ah absorbing 
hobby." Mr. Newman contributes a very 
neat charade in this issue. 

Don't be bashful about sending in your 
answers and also new puzzles and don't 
forget we like to know your 'opinion the 
department and are always glad to receive 
constructive criticisms. 

The prizes offered by the M.vo.vzi.vE are 
well worth striving for. The "Key to Puz- 
zledom" is a wonderful little book and al- 
most indispensible to those interested in. 

Have you read N'o -^3, the curtailment by 
Martelia in this issue? Sounds very much 
like James Whitcomb Riley, doesn't it? 
Martelia is, in everyday life, C. Russell Tay- 
lor, one of the famous veterans of puzzle- 
dom, and his verses are always delightful. 
He served the Baltimore and Ohio many 
years in different capacities, his last posi- 
tion being that of cashier, Camden Freight 

The National Puzzlers League will hold 
its semi-annual convention in New York 
City on July 4 at the Hotel McAlpin. If 
any of the Baltimore and Ohio Puzzler's 
CIul) happen to be in New York that day 
they are cordially invited to drop in and 
meet some of the brightest lights in the 

'.Continued on Page 64^ 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 

The Eighth Annual Concert of 
Baltimore and Ohio Glee Club 

In All Respects a Noiewprthy Advance over Previous Efforts 

THE Eighth Annual Conrert of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Glee Club was 
held on the night of May 24 in the 
Academy of Music Concert Hall in Balti- 
more. About a thousand of the music 
loving associates and friends of the Club 
members on the Railroad attended, and in 
point of numbers made the concert the 
most successful the Club has ever given. 

This year the Club was fortunate in 
having secured over seventy officers and 
employes of the Railroad as associate mem- 
bers, this privilege being open to am^one 
connected with the Baltimore and Ohio at 
a cost of $5.00 per j-ear. This year each 
associate member was sent five tickets with- 
out further cost and quite a number of 
them were present with their friends. 
The program follows: 

The Sailors' Chorus Joseph Parry 

At Dawning Charles Wakefield Cadman 

The Drum S. .'\rcher Gibson 

The Glee Club 

La Colomba fThe Dove) Kurt Schindler 

Dmna Ask Me Sidney Homer 

Will o' the Wisp C. G. Spross 

Matie Leitch- Jones, Soprano 

Sylvia 0!ey Speaks 

Swing Along! Will Marion Cook 

The Glee Club 

Arabesques on Strauss' "Beautiful Blue 

Danube" Schultz-Euler 

Mr. Sylvan Levin, Pianist 

The Four Winds Franz C. Bornschein 

The Handorgan Man A. V. Othegraven 

The Glee Club 

La Campinera (The Wren) J. Benedict 

Flute obligato played by Mr. F. Gottlieb 
Matie Leitch- Jones, Soprano 

The Night of a Star Daniel Protheroe 

Unfold, Ye Portals Gounod 

The Glee Club 

What the Baltimore music critics thought 
of the work of the Club is suggested in the 
following critique from the Baltimore News 
of the day following, headlined "Audience 
Pleased by Baltimore and Ohio Singers. " 
An important feature of the concert 
given by the Baltimore and Ohio Glee 
Club at its concert in the Academy of 
Music Concert Hall last night was the 
first local performance of "The Four 
Winds, " the work with which Franz C. 
Bornschein of this city won first prize 
in the national competition conducted 
by Swift & Co. in Chicago. 

The score is an interesting one and 
displays the distinctive creative gift of 
its composer more effectively than any 
work of his I have recently heard. 

It has the initial advantage of a good 
"libretto," being written around an 
appealing poem by Charles Luders, 
that permits of a varied and contrasted 
musical expression. The spirit of the 
verse is admirably grasped and main- 
tained and in addition to vivid descrip- 
tive passages there are beautifully 
melodic episodes. 

Can Sing Well 

The Baltimore and Ohio Glee Club 
offers more than casual claim upon 
consideration. Its tonal quality is 
good and its singing is characterized 
generally by refinement and technical 
ability. ' It reflects abundant credit 
upon its leader, Hobart Smock, testify- 
ing to his careful training and under- 

The soloists were Matie Leitch- 
Jones, soprano, and Sylvan Levin, 
pianist. Mrs. Jones was again suc- 
cessful and following her brilliant per- 
formance of Benedict's "The Wren," 
[Continued on Page 23) 

The Glee Club as it appeared at its Eighth Annual Concert. The director, Mr. Hobart Smock, is on the extreme rig'it 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 


Brunswick Veterans' Picnic an Achiev- 
ment in Civic Progress 

spectacular Parade, and Fireman, Cowljoy, and Indian 
Demonstrations, Make Brunswick Celebration 
Unicjue Among A'eterans' Picnics 

Ox the mornintr of May lo, nearly 200 
Baltimore Veterans arose, looked 
out of their respective windows, 
heard the patter of raindrops and saw the 
Gripping trees and the wet pavements. 
Then, heaving 200 simultaneous sighs, they 
crawled back into the'.r respective be !s. 

Up in Brunswick at the same time the 
whole population arose and did the same 
:hing: that is they got as far as the sighs, 
but they didn't crawl back into bed. In- 
stead, each citizen gfitted his respective 
teeth — or tooth, as it happened to be — and 
made up his mind that, rain or shine, the 
picnic must go on. 

Just at this point in the story, the women 
of Baltimore arose — Oh, no, the wives of 
the N'eterans do not pack lunches and frizz 
their hair and make doughnuts and cara- 
mels for nothing. The day was set, and 
the children were ready. They called their 
husbands and the call was impressi\-e. Sim- 
ultaneously again the husbands rolled out 
of their respective beds and came rushing 
downstairs to eat the breakfasts which were 
ready and waiting for them. One hour later 
the families were on their way to Camden 
Station to take the train to Brunswick. 
The Brunswick Veterans had said that they 
were going to have a picnic, and when they 
say something they mean it. 

Among those waiting at the station at 
Brunswick to greet the folks from Baltimore 
were \V. Ray Smith, president of the Vet- 
erans, and Veteran John Martin, who 
entertained many of the Railroad officers 
and friends at his hospitable home on that 
day, as he has done for many years. 

Some of the Veterans brought iSaskct 
lunches, others purchased lunches on the 
grounds. Those who partook of the picnic 
Itmch declared it the best of its kind that 
they had ever tasted. The Brunswick 
ladies presided at the tables where the 
dainties were to be had, and many "filled 

themselves to bustin'"' with the delicious 
l)unch and lemonade, ice cream and 

Mingling with the Veterans and their 
families, greeting one and then another, and 
listening to and telling old yarns, were the 
officers from Baltimore: Vice President of 
Operation and Maintenance C. W. (lalloway. 
General Manager of Eastern Lines E. W. 
Scheer, General Superintendent .White, 
Superintendent Hoskins, Chief of Welfare 
W. W. Wood, Superintendent of Relief 
Department W. J. D}\ri|le^'' (General Super- 
intendent of Transportation W. G. Curren 
and Master Mechanic A. K. Galloway. 
There was also yur popjO^r Dr. Hedges, 
Grand Presid'tot of the Veterans G. W. 
Sturmer, President of the-Baltimore Chap- 
ter and Mrs. Wall, Past Presi(^ent Bo\i.-.ers, 
Master Mechanic Fri.tch'e>', ^ Williaiip "J. . 
Grove of the W, J. Grove'-Lime Compan^', " 
and a host of old timers, /f ilf- 

C)ne' t)f the notable visitors who enjoyed' 
the ceifemonies was Adam Kohlenberg, who' , 
has been agent at Adamstown for so long 
that he defied any {>f tl>^ others to tell the 
number of years. Hale and hearty and 
full of fun, he told a story of his grandfather, 
another Adam Kohlenberg, who, with his 
wife Evaline, lived at Adamstown. Quite 
naturally the inhabitants of the town spoke ^ 
of the old couple as Adam and Eve. One 
day when an army of Rebels came through 
the town, they happene-d lo notice the sign 
over the gate reading: ADAM KOHLEX- 
BERG. "Aha," quoth one of the officers, 
"here is Adam. Now where is Eve?" 
"There she is at the window," said his 
informant. The officer looked up. Sure 
enough, there stood Eve at an upper win- 
dow. The officer drew a long breath, blew 
his nose, looked again and said: "Well. . 

I ll be hanged!" (P. S. "Hanged" 

is simply a substitute for a word which the 
modesty of our printers forbids our using.) 

About 2.00 p. m., the rain ceased, the sun 
burst forth, and down the main street of 
Brunswick, in all their glory came the 
marshalls of the parade, on horseback — 
John Creen, chief clerk. Transfer Shed, 
Brunswick, and Engineer Jesse Mann. 
Following these came the Brunswick Band. 
The Cumberland Shop Band was there, too, 
as was the band from St. Mary's Industrial 
School, Baltimore, and the Yellow Springs 
Band! There were about twenty or more 
men dressed as Indians, of whom the chief 
was Engineer A. B. Haller, who has seen 40 
years of Baltimore and Ohio service; there 
were as many cowboys who tore up the 
place with their shots and whoops when 
they engaged with the redskins in a spec- 
tacular sham battle; there were cars loaded 
with Veterans and the officers as theii 
guests — all of these were important features 
in themselves, but the real representaive 
character of the town of Brunswick was 
shown in the wonderful picture presented 
by her school children. West End School, 
under the guidance of its principal. Miss 
Wenner; East End School, with Miss Ella 
Krieg at its head, and St. Francis Catholic 
School, led by Father J. Donlan, gave 
perhaps the most spectacular display that 
has ever graced the streets of this or of any 
other town of its size. 

There were little Health Crusaders, in 
red and white; little engineers, firemen, 
oilers, flagmen, and representatives of all 
of I' .e industries of the town, including the 
"butcher, the baker and the candlestick 
maker." There were the hospital corps, the 
standard bearers, little girls bearing torches 
to light the way to Brnnswick; there were 
groups of fairies and gay buttefflies; there 
were the little bride and groom, children of 
Checker W. L. Burkholder and/Brakeman 
C. L. Moats, who advertised the S. T. Lit- 
tle Jewelry Company; there were older girls 
who represented the Women's Counc^ of 
1942; the little lolks who advocated clean 
streets tor Brunswick, pure sweets for the 
kiddies, the Baltimore and Ohio Home- 
>Iaktr; the future doctors and nurses of 
■ the town, the policemen, and the future 
ni^yor of the town, and certainlv not the 
leaot among the "futurists" was the future 
president of the Baltii-w jre and Ohio sitting 
astride of his pony with all of the dignity 
of a Baltimore and Ohio president. Is 
there any wonder that hats flew up in the 
air, that cheers went out and fireworks were 
sent up after the manner of a Fourth of 
July celebration? Then came the American 
flag, carried by Sam Sicura, of Knoxville, 
Md. This was the crowning feature of the 
parade, and it was only when the call to 
the speak iTs' stand came that the cheers 

The school children sang the Star Span- 
gled Banner and a prayer was made by 
John Wesley Peyton. There was music by 
the bands, and the addresses began. The 
speakers were introduced by Yardmaster 
John T. Martin, who holds a half-century 
S3rvice record with the Baltimore and Ohio. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. June. ig22 

Mayor Shaffer told of the close associa- 
tion of the town with the Baltimore and 
Ohio, reminding his hearers that the success 
of one depends upon the succss of the other: 
how, through the liberality of Mr. Galloway 
the schools of Brunswick had secured the 
best equipped playgrounds of the State; of 
how the Baltimore and Ohio had helped 
them secure the splendid fire-fighting ap- 
paratus and the fine hard-surfaced road on 
North Hill. He extended a heart}' welcome 
to Brunswick and offered the thanks of the 
town to the Baltimore and Ohio. 

Mr. Martin then gave a talk on the 
growth of the town, after which he intro- 
duced O. P. Karn, president of the Chamber 
of Commerce. Dr. Hedges read the letters 
from President Willard and others of our 
officers who were not able to attend. ■ 

Vice President Galloway expressed his 
pleasure at being pr3sent and his apprecia- 
tion of the splendid growth of Brunswick. 
He paid a fine tribute to the work of the 
schools and to the splendid showing of lit- 
tle men and women, the future railroaders. 
He said that it was the pleasure of the 
Baltimore and Ohio to help a good cause. 
"You may well be proud of what you have 
done," said Mr. Galloway, "and when you 
are ready to do more, the Baltimore and 
Ohio is here to help you." He told of the 
growth of the \''eterans and their work for 
the general welfare of the Baltimore and 

Ohio Family. He touched briefly upon the 
general railroad conditions. 

W. G. Curren, general superintendent of 
Transportation, gave an inspiring talk on 
what more business means to the Baltimore 
and Ohio, comparing transportation costs 
from time to time, and spoke in general of 
the handling of cars. 

Judge G. H. Worthington spoke with a 
touch of real humor of the growth of Bruns- 
wick, describing in detail the selling of 
Brunswick bonds and some of the trials of 
the early days in the town. 

General Manager E. W.. Scheer told the 
people how pleased he was with the wonder- 
ful sights which had greeted his eyes since 
that parade began, of his appreciation of 
the work of the Brunswick folks. He called 
their attention to the fact that as soon as 
the first speaker had opened his mouth to 
speak, all of the trains in Brunswick seemed 
to have begun to move. His jovial manner 
proclaimed to all his enjoyment of the day. 

Superintendent R. B. White expressed 
himself as being glad of the opportunity to 
thank the people for their splendid work. 
Said he, "The men of Brunswick have been 
called upon to do many difficult things .... 
but they have never been found wanting." 
W. W. Wood, chief of Welfare, in his able 
way, held the throng on the verge of laughter 
one minute and made their hearts go 
thumpity-thump the next. He paid a 

glowing tribute to the women, and appealed 
to them to make real men of the masculine 
element in their respective families. "It is 
not whether or not you are descended from 
the monkey," said Mr. Wood, "but how 
much and in what direction." 

Just as Superintendent Hoskins began t< 
speak, there was a slight disturbance at the 
rear of the speakers' platform. Those who 
turned their heads in time saw a teacher 
seize upon an oil can and apply the con- 
tainer end of it in the proper spirit to a 
youngster who, evidently, had become a 
little too hilarious. This was only an ex- 
ample to show that Brunswick teachers are 
disciples of the old time training. 

Mr. Hoskins extended his congratula- 
tions to the people, not only in their exhibi- 
tion of the daj', but in their daily work. 
He said that Brunswick is one of the best 
examples of a terminal on the Railroad. 
Grand President of the Veterans G. W. 
Sturmer, who was next in line, gave a short 
talk to the Veterans, congratulating them 
on their fine showing, and on their efficiency 
as Baltimore and Ohio men. Reverend 
E. E. Burgess, of the Episcopal Church, 
pronounced the benediction. 

Fland! Dang! Boom-a-langl This was 
the fire alarm! The people rushed hither 
and thither. Over in the grove there was a 
sham battle going on between the redskins 
and the cowboys, of whom Conductor R. L. 


I. St. Mary's Industrial School Band. 2. "Sara" Sicura, not yet a citizen of the United States, but loyal to the extent of paying «25 for this splendid "Old Glory," 
which he carried in the parade. 3. Lighting the way 'o Brunswick, these little torch-bearers were among the throng of marchers. 4. The "big girls" carried 
a flag too. 5. Little oilers from St. Francis School. 6. Yes, dere wuz Cullud folks watchin' dat parade. 7. The old fire engine and crew; see Brunswick 
Among Ourselves notes for a picture of the up-to-date apparatus. 8. The "Future President of the Baltimore and Ohio" was Howard Mohler, on his pony. 
Pictures of more of our little school folks will be published later 

Baltimore and OIiio Magazine, June, IQ22 


Much is the leader. In a lew seconds it was 
over, and e\-erybody began looking tor the 
fire. On the other side of the road there 
stoo:l a little shack in full blaze. Down the 
street at full speed came the spik and span 
new fire engine. Cowboys, Indians and 
policemen kept the people at a safe distance; 
and in a few seconds a huge stream of wat jr 
was turned on, and in a jiffy the fire was 
out. They had never had a real fire in 
which to try out their new apparatus, so a 

"put lip ioh" served the purpr>se and 
furnishe 1 no little interest and amuse- 
ment to the several thousands of specta- 

Refreshments and dancing ended the 
program for the day, and e,verybody went 
home with a vote of thanks on his lips for 
the lovely day and the fine time. One 
little fellow expressed the sentiment of the 
crowd when he said, "Cjee, but I wish this 
wduld last a week!" 

Vice President Galloway Addresses Memorial 
Meeting at Grafton 

Ox Sunday, May 14, the Grafton chap- 
ter of the Baltimore and Ohio Vet- 
erans held its second annual memorial 
service in the high school auditorium. 

The principal feature of the service was 
an impressive address by C. W. Galloway, 
vice president Maintenance and Operation. 
Commenting on it, the local paper stated 
that from a practical point of view, it was 
one ot the best addresses ever made in the 
city of Grafton. 

Mr. Galloway spoke of the loyalty that is 
necessary on the part of any man who is al- 
'owed to remain in .the employ of any cor- 
poration for 20 years. He cited cases where 
some of the Baltimore and Ohio employes 
have ser\-ice records of as many as 57 years. 
He paid tribute to the women, the wives of 
the Veterans, and to the mothers ot Rail- 
road men. He spoke of those in whose honor 
the memorial service was held and told of 
the work that these had done. The list 
is as follows: ^ 

In fUpmoriam 


Entered Service 


Robert Anderson 1884 Feb. g, 1920 
John H. Bennett 1889 Dec. 26, 19 19 
John M. Cassell 1879 July 25, 1920 
James Flanagan 1857 June 27, 1919 
P. J. Fahey 1869 .\ug. 5, 1920 

James W. Grinnan 1870 March 17, 1920 
J. Patrick Judge 1867 Sept. 6, 1920 
Albert P. E. Lucas 1873 Sept. 28, 1921 
Chas. H. McCaffertyi87i Dec. 8, 192 1 
Samuel W. Ridenouri874 Xov. 25, 1920 
Bariley X. Yates 1890 July 24, 1921 
John W. Deneen Honorary Member 

Mrs. S. W. Ridenour Oct. 7, 1921, 

The program which follows was printed 
in attractive pamphlets, on the backs of 
which were the words of the two hvmns that 

were sung. Frank Keane, president of the 
Grafton chapter, was in charge of the ser- 

1 Music Orchestra 

2 Opening Exercises President 

3 Hymn, "Come Thou .Almighty King" 


4 Invocation Rev. T. E Maness 

5 Music Orchestra 

6 Hymn, "Beautiful Isle of Somewhere" 

U. B. Quartet 

7 Roll Call of Deceased Members 

8 Duet, "O Morning Land" 

9 Orchestra 

10 Introduction B. Z. Holverstott 

1 1 Memorial Address C. W. Galloway 

12 Music — Selected 

Andrews Jiniior Choir 

13 Hymn, "God Be With You 'Til We 

Meet Again," Audience 

14 Benediction Rev. M. B. Miller 

1 5 Orchestra 

After the services were over, Mr. Gal- 
loway and the other officers of the Railroad 
and of the Veterans' Association were car- 
ried in the automobiles of Brothers Dattson, 
Peterfield, Osborn and Carter, to Prunty 
Town. Here they visited the Industrial 
School, and spent a pleasant hour with 
Superintendent and Mrs. Fletcher. 

Rev. G. H. L. Beeman, in a letter to the 
editor of the Grattori paper, cited this meet- 
ing of the Veterans as a great opportunity 
to promote the "Grafton spirit," for, as he 
said, "Grafton is what it is today largely 
because of what the railroaders have done." 

The Death of Charles W. Thayer 

CHARLES W. THAYER was born on 
March 11, 1857, at Terra Alta, W. Va., 
where his father was engaged in the 
hotel business. Several years later they 
moved to Walkers, W. Va., where Mr. 

. Hail! Hail! The Gang Will All Be There! 

Make all your arrangements early for the Western Lines Picnic of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Veterans, Buckeye Lake, the Atlantic City of Ohio, August 17. 
Seven m les of water, bathing beaches, motor boats, sailing, large passenger 
boats, dancing pavilions and amusements of all kinds at your disposal. Come 
spend the day with us. The Western Lines expect to send a good delegation 
to the Eastern Lines Picnic to be held at Pittsburgh on July 20. 



Thay.-r attende 1 school for al)out ten years. 
His father owned and operated a small farm 
and Mr. Thayer workcl it during his early 
boyhood. On September 1, i8«o he entere 1 
the service of the Baltimore and Ohio as 
brakeman. He continued in that capacity 
until 1885 when he tr.insferred to the 
Maintenance of Way Department. One 
year later he was transferred to Rowlesburg, 
W. Va., as a pumper. Here he worked for 
about nineteen years. About 1905 Mr. 
Thayer moved to Cumberland where he 
continued working for the Company as a 
pipeman until the time of his retirement. 
Mr. Thayer married Miss Ella Wheeler in 
1886. They have three children, two sons 
and a daughter. One son is a clerk in the 
Post Office Department, Cumberland; the 
other is a truck driver, Washington. The 
daughter is a school teacher in Cumberland. 
Mr. and Mrs. Thayer now reside at 58 
Baltimore Avenue, Cumberland, Md. 

Eighth Annual Concert of the 
Baltimore and Ohio 
Glee Club 

I Continued from page 20) 

the flute obhgato of which was well 
played by Frederick H. Gottlieb, she 
sang the Xorwegian echo all of the 
coloraturas are warbling these days — 
" Kom Kyra. " 

Attracts Large Audience 
Mr. Levin presented the Schultz-Euler 
"Arabesques on the Blue Danube 
Waltz" fluently and sympathetically, 
creating a far better effect with it than 
with the Rachmaninoff G-mihor Pre- 
lude, whicli-he playe J at much too rapid 
a tempo. 

The concert, which attracted a large 
audience, was quite a "family" aflf^ir. 
The usheis were conductors of thfl^ 
Baltimore Division of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad and the proj.'.-am 
boys were the messengers, all in uni- 

The soloists appearing v.-ith the Club 
made splendid impressions. Each had 
chosen numbers suilable for the occasion 
and their work was l^lfartily enjoyed and 
applauded. The pianist, Mr. Sylvan Levin, 
has been the accompanist of the Glee Club 
during the past year and has had not a little 
t«> do with the success of the season's 
W( irk. 

To Mr. Hobart Smock, the director of 
the Club, goes the largest share of praise 
for the way he handled the really difficult 
music which was sung this year. In this 
respect the program was far in advance of 
anything before attempted by this Club 
and shows a musical advance both in aspira- 
tion and accomplishment. 

The club will resume its rehearsals in 
September and all mc-n singers in the ser- 
vice who can attend regularly on 'Monday 
nights, are cordially invited to join. 


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Relief Department — Advisory Committee 

Conducting Transportation Department 

L. W. Graham Operator Kanawha Station, W. Va. 

C. H. Crawford Yard Brakeman Glenwood, Pa. 

George G. James Conductor Baltimore, Md. 

JoHX F. "\Vux.\er Clerk New York. X. Y. 

Motive Power Department 

L. A. Gather Machinist •. . ..Fairmont, W. Va. 

W. E. HoDEL Material Man Grafton, W. Va. 

P. J. Harrigax Mechanical Examiner Connellsville, Pa. 

H. W. Oldexburg Car Inspector .Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Maintenance of Way Department 

W. A. Ev.\xs Section Foreman St. Louis, 111. 

J. S. Price Account Clerk Newark, Ohio. 

F. A. Taylor Master Carpenter Cumberland, \ld. 

Henry F. Eggert Track Foreman Pleasant Plain. Ohio. 

Statement of Pension Feature 

Employes who were honorably retired during iVpril, 1922, and to whom pensions have been granted ; 


Last Occupation' 



Years of 

Andrews, George W 

Bryan, Homer H 

Constantine, Henry. . . . 

Devitt, James 

Engle, Isaac X 

Hays, James W 

Murphy, John 

Myers,' Michael C 

Perin, John O 

Santee, S. F 

Weidemeyer, Cliarles B 
Weirick, Alfred 

Crossing Watchman Conducting Transportation 

Conductor Conducting Transportation 

Conductor Conducting Transportation 

Laborer Motive Power 

Train Baggageman Conducting Transportation 

Mill Machine Hand Motive Power 

Crossing Watchman Conducting Transportation 

Gateman Conducting Transportation 

Machinist Motive Power 

Engineer ' Conducting Transportation 

Laborer ' Stores 

Engineer I Conducting Transportation 

The payments to pensioned employes constitute a special roll contributed by the Company. 

During the calendar year 1921, $367,795.95 was paid out through the Pension Feature to those 
who have been honorably retired. 

The total payments since the inauguration of the Pension Feature, October i, 1884, to include 
March 31, 1922, amount to $4,726,732.55. 

The following pensioned employes, after ser\'ing the Company faithfully for a number of years, 
have died : 


Last Occupation 



Date of Death 

Years of 

Dugan, James W j Crossing Watchman { Conducting Transportation! 

Combs, Benjamin F. . . i Foreman Maintenance of Way 

Brakeman ; Conducting Transportation 

Lieut. Police 

Crossing Watchman. 


Conductor. ...... 

Butt, Hamilton . 

Lloyd, John 

Besse, John 

Maneely, George P . 
Hammond, Thomas, 


Conducting Transportation 
Conducting Transportation 
Conducting Transportation 

Ohio River. 


Baltimore. . 
Baltimore. . 
Newark . . . , 
Newark ... 
Baltimore . . 

April 3, 1922 . . . 
April 6, 1922 . . . 
Feb. 16, 1922 . . 
April 25, 1922 . . 
March 25, 1922 . 
April 20, 1922. . 
Api-il 20, 1922. . 






St. Louis i 



I i 

Ohio f:- 


1 1 








1 1 

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Pensioners' Roll of Honor 


Oh, blest retirement! friend of life's decline — 
Retreat from care thai ever must be thine: 
How blest is he who crowns, in shades like these. 
A youth of labor with an age of ease. 

Oliver Goldsmith — "The Deserted village" 

John T. Miller 

John T. Miller was born in Baltimore on 
January 12, 1856 and has lived here all his 
life. He entered the service of the Balti- 
more and Ohio on August 2 1 , 1 879 at Bailey's 
as engine cleaner. He worked here for ten 
years, then went to Riverside under Mr. 
Wliite, where he worked 18 years. He was 
transferred to Mt. Clare on October 5, 1907 
as carpenter, and on May i, 1910 became a 
truck builder. On Februan,' i, 1916 he was 
made a tender inspector, and worked in 
this capacity until he was pensioned. 

Plymon Wilson 

Plymon Wilson was born at Shalersville, 
Portage County, Ohio, on May 8, 1855. 
He w?nt to Burlington, Iowa with his 
mother and sister in 1867, his father having 
2ied the previous year. He entered the 

service of the B. <S: M., now the C. B. & Q., 
as fireman in 1878, and was promoted to 
engineer in October. 1X81. He came to 
Youngstown, Ohio, in 1889, and entered 
the service of the P. & W., now the Balti- 
more and Ohio, in April, 1889. Here he 
was in continuous service of the Company 
until April, 1917, when he took a severe 
cold which culminated in spinal trouble. 
This affected the optic nerve and he has 
never fully recovered. 

Joseph Acton 

Joseph Acton, carpenter, Ohio Division, 
was bom on May 24, 1857, in South Union 
Township, Ross County, Ohio. 

Mr. Acton did not hav2 a chance to at- 
tend school and as soon as he was large 
enough, worked on a farm. 

At ihi age of '28 years he left the farm 
and secured a position in the Maintenanc; 

of Way Department ot the C. H. & D. 
Railroad where he worked until Novem- 
ber, 1900. 

On March 26, 1901 he .secured a position 
as carpenter in the Motive Pc>wer Depart- 
ment, Chillicothe Shops, and continued 
there until about on.- year ago, when rheu- 
matism crippled him to such an extent that 
he could no longer follow his occupation. 

Mr. Acton was a taithful worker. He is 
much xespected by his fellow men, and it is 
with reluctance that he gives up his activi- 
ties with the Baltimore and Ohio. 

.Mr. .Xcton has a wife and one son living. 

I. N. Engle 

I. N. Engle, pensioned baggageman, was 
born on August 23, 1847. He entered the 
service of the Baltimore and Ohio as brake- 
man on through freight from Pittsburgh to 

He left the Baltimore and (Jhio on April 
29, 1880 and went to work on the P. & L. E. 
Railroad on May 5, 1880 as freight con- 
ductor. On March 17, 1884 he returned to 
the Baltimore and Ohio in the passenger 
service as brakeman and baggageman and 
served in these positions until January 27, 

He was married in 1871 and his wife died 
in 1887. There were bom to them four 
children, two of whom are living, I N. 
Engle, Jr. and -A. R. Engle. 

[Continued on page 63) 

Left to right upper row: John T. Miller, Charles W. Thayer, Plymon Wilson, Joseph A;to.i. 

Nicholson, H. H. Bryan 

Lower row: Isaac N. Engle, Mr. and Mii. Simon 


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|1 Women's Department p. 

ij Edited by Margaret Talbott Stevens j| 


By Katye 

Dear Sue: 

I guess you've b?en wondering, Sue, what 
on earth's happened to me since the last 
time I took my pen in hand to write you an 
epistula. Guess where I been. Shucks, here 
I'm teUing you to guess just like I never 
knowed what a punk guesser you always 
was. No harm meant, Sue; you know I 
wouldn't hurt your feelings tor Rockefeller's 
income, but you know yourself that it 
wouldn't take Boob McNutt a hundred 
years to get wise to the fact that you never 
was able to sneak out of the infantile class 
in guessin' school. 

]My stars, Sue! Do you remember the; 
tim.p in our kiddhood days, a thousand years 
or thereabouts ago, when I held out my 
closed fist and told you to guess if a chestnut 
or a chocolate was in it, and you guessed 
"Fun pkin?" We'l, Sue, I might as well 
upset the frijoles, otherwise known as 
spillin' the beans. Read this as toUows: 

"What! At this time of the yjar?" I 
can hear you yell incredulous. Yes, Sue, 
sure. Every year I take my vacation as 
early as possibly, while that villan. Spring 
Fever, holds me in his grip; then. Sue, in, when the rest ot the bunch is away 
sending post cards with the "having-a- 
good-time, wish-you- ware-here " messages, 
poor old Yours Truly is working like a 
pepless army mule. However, that's how 
I come to get to that city teething — no, I 
m^an, seething — full of populations. 

Say, Sue, did I tell you what road I went 
l:)y? Why, I went on the Baltimore and 
(Ohio, and if you ever travel on any other 
road, Sue, you'll be the biggest boob that 
ever shook a hoop and you'll deserve being 
knocked down for a row of ash cans. Say, 
Sue, it was the cleanest, fastest, comfort- 
ableist, altogether beatenist train I ever 
deigned (get that word?) to honor with 
my presence, as the authors warble. Be- 
lieve me. Sue, if the people in this world all 
give the Baltimore and Ohio one trial, then 
every other railroad will have as many 
passengers as the used to be Kaiser Bill 
had friends among our boys in that summer 
of 1918. 

Well, Sue, when I made my arrival in the 
Big Town, I immediately looked up ni\- 
cousin. Prunella. You remember her, don't 
you? She's a real nice looking girl, Sue, all 
except for the fact that her eyes look at • 
each other. I got Prunella to take me sight- 
s •■ ir. f'lr I'd made up my mind that I 


M. Co pi an 

was going to give New York the snappy 
once over, even if I had to make my return 
trip lying in state with a lily on my chest, 
owing to a broken neck, caused by too many 
lingering glances at the giants of buildings. 
Well, Sue, the next day Prunella showed me 
Broadway, and take it from me. Sue, I was 
holding tight to Prunella's arm. Say, have 
you ever been on Fifth Avenue? Well, say, 
if there's a sweller row ot huts anywheres 
in this world, please send me a picture of 
them on a post card. The next few days 
she, Prunella I mean, showed me the rest 
of the town, the tall buildings and the 
statue of Liberty Long May She Wave. 
But you've been to New York, so I won't 
bother about telling you more about that. 
What I want to tell you now. Sue, is about 
the theater. Prunella and me went one day 
up a whole string of steps, so long that I 
thought 'twasn't no end to them. She 
called the place the peanut gallery. Well, 
I guess 'twas, but I can tell you I was 
scared almost stiff setting up next to them 
roofs. There I set, as near to Heaven as 
I'll ever get, I reckon, wondering what to 
do if the place caught afire or some other 
small accident. Presently I commenced 
wishing that I hadn't forgot to say my 
prayers the night before, but when you're 
in New York you know you don't know 
night time from daytime, and I had let 
prayers go by before I knew it. Just while 
all this was running through my head, 
the curtain went up. 

Hosiery and Brogues 

HAVE you girls seen the latest thing 
in hosiery? Some call it "nude" 
and others call it camel. Really, 
from a distance you might think that one 
of these sweet young things is walking 
around in sandals and "birthday hose." 
But they're good looking anyway, and 
they're wearing with them those lovely 
brogues of kid and calk; and the kid matches 
the hose, you know. You can poke all the 
fun you want, but these certainly are dressy, 
and inasmuch as sports clothes are going to 
be popular 'this season, a pair of brogues 
should be added to Alilady's wardrobe 
without delay. Oh, yes, one of the nice 
things about them is that they're not 

Some show. Sue! Ale and Prunella en- 
joyed it from the very minute it started to 
the thirteenth and last curtain call. You 
know. Sue, it was a little bit sad, and you 
couldn't b.elp from crving with two men 
shot, three children dying and the heroing 
committing suicide, could you? We cried 
the whole time, and oh, it was grand! 

After the show we walked through Central 
Park. I wish to goodness you could see how 
the boys flirt there nowadays. Why the 
fellows home who flirt are sort of shabby- 
looking, ^but theae u-as real nifty looking 
guys. One of them was dressed right up to 
the minute, you know, in a three-button 
coat that fit him like your last summer's 
e\-ening dress fitted me when we went to 
Cousin Marie's ball. But what I started 
to say was that I couldn't pay any atten- 
tion to him, because as you know, that old 
saying, "A bird in hand is worth two in the 
bush," comes sorter home to me, and when 
I thought about John, I recollected that I 
hadn't learnt it for nothing. I just felt like 
that being as I have John at home, he's 
worth two of them Charlie Chaplin looking 
objects in Central Park when you don't 
know whether they got train fare to come 
to see you or not. 

Well, Sue, that trip ended my vac.ttion, 
and here I am now, working like I know the 
definition of being born on Saturday. 
Please write to me soon. 

Your loving friend, 


P. S. Don't forget what I said about the 
Baltimore and Ohio, Sue. It's got the best 
service in the world, the politest conductors, 
the nicest riding trains, and the shinies: 
faced waiters on their dining cars that you 
ever saw. 

Try our Magazine pattern service. Write 
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A Garden Hat that You Will Like to Wear 
with Your Light Summer Dresses 

As garden hats are all the "go'' this 
summer, here is an excellent oportunity 
to put your last year's (or the year's before) 
big hat in use. If you do have a big hat 
somewhere, even if it is a year or two old, 
get it out and clean it. If it is straw give 
it a coat or two of " Colorite " or some other 
good hat dye. For a limited amount of 
money you can buy all sorts of pretty flowers 
and truits ot all colors and shapes. Then ! 
get two yards ot ribbon about an inch wide j 
and preferably the color ot your hat; or ; 
you can use some contrasting shade, like 
red on a black hat, or black on a white hat 
and many other clever combinations. Cut 
vour ribl-ion in three lengths, 24 inches each 

Fashion Notes and Rhubarb Pie 

By Marie Slalterick 
Division Engineer's Office, Wheeling, W. Va. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 


length, and lay each over the crown of the 
hat, putting one in the middle and the other 
two at angles, thus making them meet on 
the top ot the crown, leaving al)out three 
inches on tha brim of each length of ribbon 
on each side of th; hat. In other words, 
you'll have six ends of ribbon on the brim 
of the hat. Tack the ribbon down here and 
there with silk thread the color of your rib- 
bon. Then put your flowers and fruit 
Around the crown, spreading them out — or, 
if you have oodles of them make the wreath 
thick, and behold! you have your garden 
hat! For a lining get handkerchief linen, 
■which wears very well, and baste one side 
along the inside of the crown, then gather 
the other side, make a drawstring and tie. 
This style is very good and most everyone 
can wear a big hat. Just think how well 
it will go with your new Swiss organdy! 

Rhubarb Pie 

This is the season of the year when one's 
palate longs and longs for something not 
too sweet and not too sour. In other words, 
you want RHUBARB PIE. Nothing can 
compare with that delicious, tart, flavor. 
And if you will make it like Mrs. A. J. Pen- 
rod, wife of signal supervisor. Wheeling 
Division, told me to make it, you will find 
you haven't made enough and will have to 
make some more. She told me not to wash 
the rhubarb but simply to clean it off with 
a damp cloth and then to cut half-inch 
pieces. After you have put the bottom 
crust in the pan, put a good handful of flour 
and lots of sugar in. Then fill in the rhubarh) 
and put more sugar, lots of it, on top of 
the rhubarb. Then put on your top crust 
and bake. That's a pie that's worth while 
waiting for! And it's not expensive either. 
You can buy four bimches of rhubarb for 
thirty cents, and this makes two pies. Of 
course, it's a matter of taste as to how rich 
to make your crust. 

My Trip to St. Louis 

By Lillian Reay 
Daughter of Harry Reay, Compositor, 
Baltimore and Ohio Print Shop, 
Baltimore, Md. 

L.AST Summer my mother and I took 
a trip to St. Louis. We left Baltimore 
on the 3.10 p. m. train on the Balti- 
more and Ohio. In a few hours we were in 
Cumberland, Maryland. After we left 
Cumberland we saw many mountains, 
some of which were so high that we could 
hardly see the tops of them. 

We were in Pullman Xo. i, and we had 
the nicest old porter; why, he was just 
grand. On the next morning, which was 
Sunday, we went into the dining car and 
had the nicest breakfast. 

When we crossed the Ohio River, the 
scenery was just beautiful, although all of 
the scenery was wonderful. We arrived in 
St. Louis at 6.45 in the evening. The sta- 
tion there is one of the largest in the world. 
It has 32 tracks and gates. The lady whom 
we were visiting met us and took us to her 
home. We saw many things on the way. 

On the next day we went sight-seeing, 
taking in Shaw's Garden. Here there are 
many plants obtained from many different 
parts of the world. .Among them are palms, 
ferns, spices, fruit trees and a rose garden. 
In this garden there are about 1 1 ,000 plants, 
of which about 5,000 are distributed in out- 
door collections; the remaining plants are 
insif'e of the different houses. This garden 
in all consists of 125 acres. 

Shaw's garden was opened to the public 
by Mr. Henry Shaw in i860. 

We went later to Highland's Park, where 
the World's Fair was held in 1904. The 
"Alps," or racer dip, is the only thing that 
is left from the Fair. 

We stayed for a few more days in St. 
Louis. On our way home we stopped over 
in Cincinnati. 

The Baltimore and Ohio surely does gfre 
good service. 

Springtime Cheer 

By A. B. McCoy, Operator, 
Taggarts Junction, W. Va. 

SPRING comes with all its loveliness 
and the renewal of life is shown by 
the wonderful growth of ever\' living 
creature. The grass springs up, the flowers 
bud and bloom and the trees in the forests 
put on their shady ^reen coats of leaves; 
everywhere we look Spring is leaping forth, 
arrayed like a king in his majesty. 

The honeysuckle puts out its petals to 
make merry the woodland paths, and in- 
toxicates with its perfume. Could we live 
with Nature during the months of Spring- 
time what vigor would be ours from the 
sweetness of flowers, trees and sunshine! 

Were it possible, no doubt we would al- 
ways want Spring, and when we think of the 
One Who is above all, and Who makes it 
possible for us to enjoy Spring, it is then 
we say, as did the ap (Stle, "He doeth all 
things well." 

"To Bob or Not to Bob" 

.4 bit of feminine history, dug up from the dark ages and dedicated to the 
botbed-haired damsels at Pier 22, Xorih River, New York 
By John Neu unan, Terminal Timekeeper 
Did ye ever see such a crop 
Such as this — (it's like the mop 
That the ladies wear in Fiji 
And in Greenwich Village) — did yc? 

Barber got some of their hair 
For some hairless dame to wear. 
"Tresses" lost, yet small's the pity 
For ivithout them, too, they're pretty. 
And observe, please, that immense 
"Dingus" swinging in suspense 
From a point where once the dears 
Used to wear their conk-pink ears. 

TO "bob" or not to "bob," that is the 
question (begging the pardon of the 
person who discovered the difference 
between "to be" and "not to be"). The 
accompanying drawing, a composite por- 
trait of Misses Goldberg and Kirschenbaum 
sketched from life, answers the question 
with "yes," "no," or "maybe," just as you 
like it. However, "tresses" gone, poets 
will have to abandon the rhyme "caresses ' 
and look up something to fit "nimbus" or 
•"halo." But, you should worry about the 
troubles of the poets. The telegram blank 
says: "Be brief," meaning, "cut it short." 
As long as that's the style, make the most 
of it. It is not new anyhow; nothing that 
you do is new. The English Parliament in 
the reign of Charles II, in the year 1670 
passed the following Act : 

"That all women, of whatever age or 
Tank, whether virgins, maids or widows, 
that shall, trom and after the passing of this 
act, impose upon and betray into matrimony 
any of his Majesty's male subjects, by scents, 
paints, cosmetics, washes, artificial teeth, 
false hair, Spanish wool, iron stays, hoops, 
high-heeled shoes or bolstered hips, shall 


incur the penalty of the laws now in force 
against witchcraft, sorcery and such like 
misdemeanors, and that the marriage, upon 
conviction, shall stand null and void." 

So there you are. Fashions, like comets, 
travel in eccentric orbits and come again, 
sooner or later. So let the fashions change, 
— girls will always remain fascinating, in 
spite of the railings of reformers with de- 
fective olfactory nerves, to whom a rgse 
with any name would smell — punk. 

Custard Pie 

Contributed by Joseph L. Press 
Chef to President Willard 
Whip light the yolks of three eggs with 
four tablespoons of sugar. Pour upon them 
two cups of boiling milk, stirring this in 
slowly. Flavor with a teaspoon of vanilla. 
Line a pie plate with paste, brush the inside 
with the white of an egg, pour in the custard, 
and bake for 30 minutes. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. J tine, igzi 

Of Indescribable Loveliness Are These Frocks 

By Maude Hall 

THE glory of the incoming season's 
cottons is their variety and novelty 
pattern. Women who do their own 
sewing are eagerly making selections from 
the designs so richly displayed upon the 
counters of smart shops, where many of the 
inexpensive voiles and other summery 
materials are to be found. 

Beauty of color and grace of line are 
featured in silk mixture and tissue voiles 
which sell around fifty cents a yard. At 
this figure also it i; possible to obtain im- 
ported Enghsh prints. Organdies of good 
quahty begin at about seventy-five cents a 
yard, then go up, and up and up — the 
hand-embroidered effects costing as much 
as many of the loveliest silks. Dotted 
Swiss, another material to be given great 
prominence during the summer is similarly 
priced as organdy. 

Decidedly French, which means decidedly 
pleasing, is a frock of lemon color voile 
figured in Blue Boy blue. Combined with 
the voile is dainty blue organdy, which 
forms the underblouse. At the sides of 
the dress there are shimngs which extend 
only across 4he hips. There are also deep 
V-shaped neck and very large' armholes. 
The sleeves of the blouse are open down 
the center almo.^t from shoulder to wrist. 
They are also flowing and are trimmed with 
crochet buttons in the same shade as the 

Some oi the smartest of the new frocks 
are in combination of several fabrics. 
There is a one-piece model in periwinkle 
blue indestructible vuile, satin and lace. 
The lace, mounted upon the satin, torms 
panels at the sides of the skirt and on the 
collar. Skirt and blouse are of the very 
fine voile, and there is a girdle of satin 
ribbon fastening at the tront under a 
mosaic formed of hundreds of little buttons. 
A gilet of self- material fills in the front, cut 
in V-shape and rolled back to form revers. 

Gingham is found in frocks with hip- 
length blouses to which are attached skirts 
of gingtiam and organdy, or gingham and 

chambray. The jointure is so cleverly 
effected, though, that there is never 
other than the appearance of a one-piece 

A dainty little dimity in rather deep 
lavender tone is figure! with oblong designs 
outlined with hemstitching. The upper 
part of the skirt, corresponding with the 
underblouse, is of lavender mull, while the 
bodice casts its fortunes with the .;kirt 
proper. Muslin is used for the neck band 
and cuffs, but the girdle turns to 
faille silk and subtle expression and 
ends its career in bows at either side of 
the waist. 

The knit silks and knit crepes respond to 
their popularity in a variety of soft color 
tones, and one-piece sports frocks of quiet 
tone are frequently brightened with the 
gayest of wool .;cart"s. 

Senior and Junior Smartness 

Milady wears a charming frock of dark 
blue krepe-knit stitched with bands of tan 
silk braid. It features the large armholes, 
long, flowing sleeves and lengthened waist- 
line, not to mention the uneven hem. This 
soft, picturesque model lends itself to 
development in all of the smart fabrics 
of the season, 5 yards 36 inches wide being 
required. Her youthful companion disports 
a figured pongee frock, brown and green 
figures being scattered over a tan surface. 
The neck and neck band are of green gros- 
grain ribbon. Medium size requires 2^^ 
yards 36-inch material. 

First Model: Pictorial Review Dress 
Xo. 9927. Sizes, 34 to 44 inches bust. 
Price, 35 cents. 

Second Model: Dress No. 9819. Sizes, 
6 to 14 years. Price, 35 cents. 

Picturesquely Draped 

The season offers so many lovely braids 
and ribbons for trimming the fashionable 
fabrics that one must employ then where 
they will show to the best advantage. In 
combining plain crepe with satin figure! 
foulard, as in this model, a blue and gold 
braid asserts the place of prominence or. 
foundation skirt and flowing sleeves, while 
the foulard contents itself with picturesque 
drapery. Medium size requires 2 34 yards 
of each material, 40 inches wide. 

Pictorial Review Dress Xo. 9927. 
Sizes, 34 to 44 inches bust. Price, 35 cents. 

The Incomparable Tailleur 

This tailleur of daring simplicity comes 
forth to greet the new season in midnight 
blue kasha cloth. For the trimming, very 
narrow gilt braid is selected, but there is 
no other contrasting note, the buttons even 
being of dark blue braid. A very narrow- 
belt defines the waist-hne and there are 
box plaits at the side seams, which give a 
wider effect to the skirt. Distinctive 
are the large armholes and wide sleeves. 
Medium size requires 3>^ yards 54-inch 

Pictorial Review Dress Xo. 9955. 
Sizes, 34 to 44 inches bust. Price, 35 cents. 

For Sports Wear 

This design serves the double purpose 
.t)f a morning frock and a sports costume. 
It consists of a two-piece jumper skirt of 
check tweed and a simple blouse of knit 
silk. If preferred, the sleeves of the blouse 
may be worn short, with a slight flare below 
the elbows. Medium size requires 3 yards 
48-inch material for the jumper skirt and 
2 14 yards 36-inch silk for the blouse. 

Pictorial Review Blouse Xo. 9646. 
Sizes, 34 to 50 inches bust. Price 30 cents. 

JVMPER Skirt Xo. 9763. Sizes, 24 to 36 
inches bust. Price, 35 cents. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1922 


Lesson in Home Dressmaking 

One Piece, Slip-On Dress with Open Neck and Lar.L^e Armholes. for Day- 
time or General Wear 

Jlmper Skirt No. 9763. Sizes, 24 to 36 
inches bust. Price, 35 cents. 

A Fellow's Mother 

"A fellow's mother," said Fred the wise. 
With his rosy cheeks and merry blue eyes, 
"Knows what to do if a fellow gets hurt 
By a thump or bruise, or a fallin the dirt. 
A tellow's mother has bags and strings, 
Rags and buttons and lots of things: 
Xo matter how busy she is, she'll stop 
To see how well you can spin your top. 
She does not care — not much, I mean, 
If a tellow's face is'hot quite clean: 
And if your trousers are torn at the knee 
She can put in a patch you'd never seel 
A fellow's mother is never mad, 
And only sorry, it you are bad; 
And I'll tell you this, if you are only true, 
She'll always forgive you, whatever you do. 
A tellow's mean who would never try 
To keep the tear from her loving eye, 
And the fellow's worse who sees is not 
That his mother's the truest friend he's got." 
— Margaret E. Sangsler, 

from "Glorious Mother." 

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may be used to fashion this one-piece 
slip-on dress. The long-waisted blouse 
with oval-shaped neck is slashed and 
closed at the center-front. The one-piece 
sleeves are gathered into narrow bands 
of self-material. Elastic is inserted 
through a casing which is adjusted un- 
derneath the lower edge of the blouse 
and it holds the blouse and dress in closely 
to the figure. If made of contrasting 
materials, the dress requires i ^4 yard 40 
inches wide, and the dress, 3^8 yards 36 
inches wide. 

The fab-ic for both the dress and blouse 
must be folded exactly in half, as .shown in 
the cutting guide. Along the lengthwise 
fold of the dress material, place sections 
"G" and "F" of the tissue, .0 that the 
tront and back will have no seams. Along 
the lengthwise fold of the blouse materials, 
p]f!ce the front and back, then lay the sleeve 
sections with large "O" perforations along 
a lengthwise thread. Indicate all notches 
and perforations to save trouble in making. 

Then, take the blouse and slash through 
the fold at center-front of front section, 
from upper edges as far down as the 
small "o" perforation. Bind the slashe i 
^Jges and finish for closing. Close under- 
arm and shoulder seam as notched. Clos^ 
seam sbeve as notched, leaving edge;-; 
free below the large "O" perforation 
and finish for closing. Gather sleeve at 
lower edge and sew to sleeveband as 
notched. Lap to .^mall "o" perforations 
and finish for closing. Sew in armliole 
of blouse as notched, with small "o" per- 
forations at shoul ler seam, bringing seam 
of sleeve to underarm seam. Ease in any 
fulness between the notches. Hold the 
sleeve toward you when basting it in the 

Take the dress next, and close under- 
arm and shoulder seams as notched. For 

CON>IKl< Tll)NUt.LDt-9901 

New Version of Jumper Dress 

tiimming use bands of material, braid or 
ribbon one inch wide. Trim neck edges 
with the bands, extending the back band 
along the line of three small "o" perfor- 
ations in tront section at shoulder. Stitch 
bands to position around armhole an'l bring 
back edge of band, which is stitche 1 to the 
back of the, along the lines of single 
small "o" perforations in front and back 
sectidns. Mitre the band at the corners 
and ease in any fulness. Slip thtS^band 
around the armhole underneath the neck 
band. A band also may be ddde 1 to the 
lower edge of the skirt, if desired. .Arrange 
dress on blouse with corresponding seams 
and neck edges at back even. Bring cross- 
line of double small "00" perforations 
(below the waist-lme) to lower edge of 
blouse. Stitch alo^ line of perforations. 
Arrange on an inch-wide casing on the 
insi^^e of garment, stitching upper edge of 
casing along lower edge of blouse and stitch 
lower edge to the dress. Insert elastic 
through the casing to regulate the fulness. 
The belt may be arranged in any way 
desired or a novelty girdle may be used. 

Pictorial Review Dress Xo. 9901. 
Sizes, 16 to 20 years and 34 to 44 inches 
bust. Price, 35 cents. 


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Balhnwre and Ohio Magaz-inc. June, IQ22 

As Staunch As the Hills and As True As Steel 
are the People of Pittsburgh 

By Helen May Leslie, 11 year old daughter of fireman, Pittsburgh, Pa. 
Second Prize, Class A 

PITTSBURGH has long been world 
famous, and has been justly denom- 
inated, " Pittsburgh, the Powerful." 
In the latest census of Pittsburgh, a 
population of 584,605 is given, ranking 
Pittsburgh as eighth in population and 
fifth in commercial and industrial impor- 
tance among the cities of the United States. 
According to estimates, Pittsburgh is gain- 
ing cn Baltimore. ; 

The government of Pittsburgh is operated 
by a charter, granted by the Commonwealth 
of Pennsylvania. This charter defines the 
power of a city and its officials. The mayor 
is the chief executive, and a salaried council 
of nine members. The mayor now is 
William Magee. Mr. Magee served once 
before, beginning the year of 1914. 

Pittsburgh is a historic city and had 
much to do with the wars of the French 
and Indians, and the Revolutionary, and 
the War of 1812. The fame of Pittsburgh 
is due to manufactures, it is well remem- 
bered in the history of the United States. 

Traders in Indian goods came into the 
region of the Monongahela and Allegheny 
Rivers — later known as the "Forks of, the 
Ohio." as early as 1730, and in a few years 
the headquarters of the Ohio became the 
center of trading operations. The Indians 
thought that the Ohio and the Allegheny 
were the same stream, and called it Oyo. 
France and England often at war, claimed 
the region west of the Allegheny Mountains. 
On the side of the English, both Pennsyl- 
vania and .Virginia claimed legal power. 
When the French surrendered Canada to 
the British in 1763, they received their 
right against that of the Iroquois to the 
Ohio country. 

By virtue of the discoveiy of La Salle 
and the French resorting to it when no 
other Indians occupied it but the French 
Allies (the Shawnees) with whom the 
Iroquois were at war, but the Iroquois 
were finally victorious. The Iroquois 
claimed dominion by reason of this con- 
quest, and the English claimed the country 
as having been ceded to them by the Iro- 
quois at the treaty of Lancaster, Pa., in 
1744. It is to be noted that the French 
never mace any attempt at settlement 
on the Ohio as they did further West. 

Pittsburgh consists of four parts — the 
Old City (which includes the East End 
District and comprises al4 of the territory 
between the Monongahela and Allegheny 
Rivers), a triangle section, beginning at 
the confluence of the two rivers where they 
form the Ohio, gradually widening. This 
is usually known as the "Point." The 
Xorth Side, the former city of Allegheny, 
annexed to Pittsburgh in 1907, includes 
the territory between the Ohio and Alle- 
gheny Rivers. South Side — includes all 
of the territor}' south of the Monongahela 
and Ohio Rivers. That part below the 
point bridge is generally referred to as 
West End. The Old City Section—Pe- 
ninsular Pittsburgh, as some call it — con- 
tains the main business district, except a 
street or two on the north Side. 

The principal railroad stations are down- 
town and are almost in a line. The most 
prominent of these are: Baltimore and Ohio, 
Pennsylvania, and Pittsburgh and Lake 
Erie Railroads. There are also others of 
less importance. The Baltimore and Ohio 
Station is at Smithfield and Water Streets, 
which are two of the most prominent 
streets in Pittsburgh. The station stands 
by the Monongahela River at the end of 
Smithfield St. Bridge, and is a very artistic 
station. It is one of the most beautiful 
in Pittsburgh. The Pennsylvania has also 
a fine station. 

There are many places of amusement in 
Pittsburgh. Some of these are: Forbes 
Fields, Ball Ground, Schenlej- Park, Car- 
negie Library and Aluseum, and Schenley 
Oval and Race Track. The amusement 
places are near Schenley Hotel. Other 
places of interest are:' Memorial Halls, 
University of Pittsburgh, Masonic Temple, 
Syria Mosque, Nobles of the Mystic Shrine, 
Pittsburgh Athletic Club. 

There are many large and magnificent 
hotels in Pittsburgh. Some of these are: 
William Penn Hotel — having 1000 rooms, 
each with bath — Fort Pitt, with 700 rooms; 
Hotel Schenley, Henry Hotel, Duquesne 
Hotel, Lincoln Hotel, Anderson Hotel, 
Colonial Hotel, and Seventh Avenue Hotel. 
There are also many smaller ones. 

There are many beautiful buildings in 
PittsVjurgh: The City-County Building, on 

Grant Street; The Allegheny County 
Courthouse; Memorial Hall is another 
beautiful building. The Federal Building, 
or Post Office, lies on Smithfield Street. 
The most beautiful building is Carnegie 
Library and Museum. This is the most 
magnificent building in Pittsburgh. 

Pittsburgh is noted for its universities 
and schools of technology, theological 
seminaries, and public schools. The 
University of Pittsburgh is a very fine 
University, and is one of the best in all 
of the states. Tech is also a very large 
school. There are also man\' smaller schools 
in our town. 

There are many parks in Pittsbiirgh, 
such as Kennywood Park, West View Park, 
Schenley Park, Hiland Park, Allegheny 
Park, and Riverside Park. 

Trinity Protestant Church lies in the 
business section of downtown. It is a very 
large and wealthy church. There are also 
other fine churches throughout the city of 
Pittsburgh. Trinity is often called a Gem 
inset in the heart of Pittsburgh. 

Our town has many large stores, such as 
Joseph Home Company, Boggs & Buhl, 
Kaufmann, Kaufmann and Baers; Rosen- 
baums, Cambells, McCreerj-'s, and Frank 
and Sedar. 

Pittsburgh is also well supplied with 
hospitals. Some of the best known are: 
Homeopathic, Mercy, West Penn, Alle- 
gheny General, and the Elizabeth Steel 
Magee Hospital. 

Pittsburgh's axiom is "Her Rocks and 
Rills and Templed Hills." Her mighty 
people are staunch like the hills and true 
like steel. 



Robert L. Hause, Jr., whose daddy is file clerk, 
Vice-President Galloway's Office, Baltimore, 
Md. "Bob" is looking for the little birdie 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig22 



Drawn by Harley H. Kight, Jr., Keyser, W. Va. 

The Sailor 

5;' Freda Brown Michaels, Somerset, Pa. 

A sailor's life is the best for me, 
A sailor on the deep, blue sea. 
Living on the boundless deep. 
Keeping watch while others sleep. 
(_»ne vast plain of white-capped blue 
<-)n which there rides a sailor true, 
Seeing strange sights in fairer lands. 
Lightly touching the foreign strands. 
Oh, we're sailing many a weary mile, 
But we face our lot with a jolly smile. 
We laugh at the haughty storms we meet. 
For King Sun still sits in his lofty seat. 
Sf^metimes there spirit forms are seen. 
Seeking jewels for the pirates' queen, 
( In, I'm always glad to reach the shore, 
But I wish to travel all tlie more. 

Dear Girls and Boys: 

One morning iii' winter when I was a lit- 
tle girl, I walked past the blacksmith shop 
on my way to school. The snow lay several 
inches deep on the ground, and a hard crust 
had formed on top. Just as I stepped over 
in the path to let a sleigh go by, my shoe- 
string came untied. I took off my woolen 
gloves, laid down my books, and started to 
tie my shoe, when sticking right out of the 
snow was something black. I kicked it out. 
What do you suppose it was? A real 
pocketbook. I opened it quickly. There 
lay two two-dollar bills and one one-dollar 
bill — five dollars in all. 

I held the m.oney and the pocketbook 
tightly in my hand and ran all the way to 
sciiool with it. Ther.- I told my teacher. 
She advised me to keep it until I heard who 
had lost it. She asked all of the girls and 
boys, but none of them knew of anybod\- 
who had lost a purse. Miss Maude, my 
teacher, kept it until the end of the week. 
Then she told me that the money was all 

Joyfully I ran home with my treasure, 
tiiinking ot all the things that the money 
would buy. Just think, it wotiUi buy five 
hundred sticks of the red and white pepper- 
mint candy — my favorite kind — and I 
would have enough to last for a year if I 
ate a little more than one stick each day I 
I didn't think of how a peppermint diet 
tv.ight affect my tummv. 

On reaching home, howev er, my mother 
talked to me so that I changed my mind. 

"You always have candy when you neeii 
it," she said. " Let me tell you of something 
much nicer. You shall go to town with me 
i.m Saturday and talk to the man at the 
iiank. He will tell you how money grows 
if you leave it with him. You may then put 
your money into the bank and watch it 
grow and grow, and if you will save up all 
of your pennies and nickjls and dimes, it 
will grow all the faster." 

I had never heard about that, \mi on 
Saturday when we went to the Farmer's 
National, ihe big man at the window that 
says "RECEIVING TELLER" told me 
all about it. He said that in another year 
my five dollars would grow to five dollars 
and twenty-five cents, and that if I added 
more money to it during the year, that 
would grow, too. Then he opened up for me 
what he called a bank account. When I left 
my money with him he called that a deposit 
of five dollars. That was the first monev 

Drawn by Elsie Elizabeth Glanzer, Jessup, Md. 

that I ever save 1. My, but I \\as proud 
of it I 

Mother bought me a little bank in which 
to save the small coins, and whenever it 
became full, I deposited them. 

Years afterward, when I wanted to go 
away to school, that first five dollars, 
together with the money that I had de- 
posited afterward, had grown so large that 
it helped me wonderfully in getting the 
thing that I wished for most in all the 
world — an education. 

You, too, can have a bank account, if 
you haven't one already. It you have, I 
would like so much for you to tell me aboui; 
it. If I can tell you anything about saving 
your pennies that will help you, just write 
to me and I'll be glad to answer. All "bank 
letters" will be published on our Children's 

Yours lovingly, 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, 

Mt. Roval Station, Baltimore. Maryland. 

You'd Better Mind Your 

By Lucille Luvifiiie 
-McMechen, W. Va. 

THIS is a fairy tale. Once upon a time 
there was a little girl who wouldn'" 
mind her mother. Her mother wa.. 
\'cry poor and grew poorer every day, and 
the little girl would do nothing to help her. 
At last the mother had nothing at all to 
eat. So she told the girl that she must 
either kill her or sell her before she died 
of starvation. 

The little girl cried very hard. When 
the mother heard her crying she put the 
little girl to bed. Then the mother went 
into the forest in search of food and never 
came back. 

When the little girl awoke, she thought 
of how naughty she had been. So she went 
to work and swept the floor and cleaned 
the whole house. 

That evening an old man came to the 
door and asked for food. She asked him 
to come in. She gave him his supper, ther 
sat down and told the old man the story ot 
her life. He told her that he remembered 
her father and mother and that her motlici- 
was at his own home. Then he gave tl 
little girl some money and took her honi_ 
with him. Thej' lived happily ever after. 

Emma's Little Chickens 

By Elsie Elizabeth Glanzer 
Jessup, Md. 

LITTLE Emma lived 'way out in tlie 
country. She lived on a large farm 
with her parents. Her father raised 

One day her father showed her an old 
cluck with little peeps. Emma said, 
"Father, may 1 tend to these peeps? 
Please, Father, dear." 'V 

"Yes, my daughter," replied her father, 
"you may, if you can." 

Emma was so pleased that she ran and 
told her mother. "I shall water them and 
feed them and Vlose them up in their coop 
at night," she said, "and in the morning I 
shall give them d.^ar water and see that the 
rats do not get tltfem." 

So she tended her chickens until they 
gsew to be hens. When the hens began to 
lay, her father gave her six of them for- 
looking after them so nicely. These si.'C 
(Continued on page 64) 

Drawn by Harley H. Kight, Jr., Keyser, W. Va. 


Ealtimorc and Ohio Magazine, June. ig22 

Employes Who Are Taking the "Curt" out 

Stewards Warde and Cook 

service Superior to A ny Other 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad Chicago- 
Washixgtqn Service 

October 19, 1921 

E. V. Bai gh 

Superintendent Dining Car Department 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 
Baltimore, Md. 

Sir — I desire to compliment you and 
your Road on your geneial service. More 
especially I wish to express my thanks for 
the many courtesies extended me by your 
stewards, Mr. J. S. Warde and Mr. John 
Cook. I traveled over 60,000 miles lac-t 
year and over nearly all U. S. railroads, 
but the service shown me and my clients 
on the Baltimore and Ohio is superior 
to any other. 

Mr. Warde is an exceptional steward — 
his meals are splendid and his peisonal 
interest a source of delight. 

Air. Cook is ever ready to accommodate 
your travelers. May these men continue 
with you to enhance your gi owing reputa- 


Sincereh' yours, 
(Signed) H. Archibald Harris, 
Care of Archibald Harris and Co., Certified 
Public Accountants, Chicago. 

Yard Clerk L. W. Dwyer. South 
Chicago, a Minute Man 

THE following letter, written by Stuart 
A. Allen, freight traffic manager at 
Chicago, with copies to four of the 
officers of the Traffic Department, is self 
explanatory : 

Chicago, 111. 

December 14, 1921 
Mr. R. R. Huggins (So. Chicago] 
Mr. Maurice Altherr (So. Chicago) 
. I am sure you will be very much gratified 
,0 note the frillowing from G. T. M. Blair, 

of Wilson & Co., packers, just received: 
"I want to confirm what I stated to you 
regarding the courtesy and intelligent at- 
tention given me by Mr. L. W. Dwyer, one 
of your yard clerks. I called up your office 
at South Chicago about 2.30 this morning, 
and the telephone was answered by Mr. 
Dwyer, who said he was the yard clerk. I 
told him I was trying to get in touch with 
your Trainmaster's Office, as we desired 
to have all of our New York livestock ship- 
ments held at Baltimore or Philadelphia; 
the former, if possible. 

''Mr. Dwyer informed me he would take 
the matter up with your operator at Wolf 
Lake, and in about one-half hour telephoned 
back that the operator had reached their 
Train Dispatcher's Office at Garrett, Ind., 
who in turn had wired our request to 
Baltimore. I was informed about 5.30 by 
c>ne of Mr. Huggins' assistants that two of 
the trains had departed from Philadelphia 
prior to advice, but this was no fault of your 
company, as very prompt action was taken 
through the activity of Mr. Dwyer and 
others, which I assure you was more than 
appreciated. It occurred to me your people 
would be interested in knowing that their 
employes were so anxious to give ser\-ice in 
an emergency of this kind, and as stated to 
you, I would like to know more about Air. 
Dwyer. " 

Mr. Blair called me up yesterday to 
express personally his thanks and appre- 
ciation of the courtesy, quick and intelligent 
action taken by Air. Dwyer in response to 
his telephone call 2.30 Alonday morning, 
urging him to assist him in getting through 
.the wire in cjuestion. 

I also want to add my own thanks and 
appreciation of Air. Dwyer's action. It's 
such courtesy and attention as this on the 
part of our employes that's giving the 
Baltimore and Ohio the reputation as being 
the "Riiad 'A Courtesv " and the "Road of 

Sei-\-ice." In this connection, I might also 
add that we are receiving from all of our 
Operating associates in the Chicago Dis- 
trict, both on the Baltimore and Ohio and 
Baltimore and Ohio C. T., the closest and 
kindliest co-operation, and we have them 
to thank for many cars of eastbound freight 
which might be lost to us except for their 
watchfulness and kindly spirit of co-opera- 
tion and desire to help the Company. 

(Signed) Stuart A. Allen 

Steward Payne is a Credit to 
the Railroad 



Alarch 14, 1921 

AIr. E. V. Bai GH, 

Superintendent Dining Car Service, 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, 
Baltimore, Alaryland. 

Dear Sir — Recently while enroute from 
Chicago to Washington I carelessly left my 
pocket book in the diner. It was found 
and returned to me by Air. Payne, in charge 
of the car, after considerable trouble on his 

Air. Payne refused to accept an^ reward 
for the return of the purse, so I asked for 
your name and address, in order that I 
might express to you my appreciation of the 
courtesy extended to me by the Baltimore 
and Ohio through its employe, AIr. Payne. 
Yours very truly, 

L. W. Holder 

Nothing Too Good for the 
Baltimore and Ohio 

By J. W. AIalone 
Supervisor, Baltimore Oivision 

WHILE at Aberdeen recently I over- 
heard a conversation between the 
agent, X. Gorrell, and a AIr. Arthur 
Triquet, a passenger who had just arrived 

Girl Scout Trocps from the Oranges and vicinity, in New Jersey, on their tour, New York to Washington, 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June. TQ22 

of ''Courtesy" on the Baltimore and Ohio 

from Monroe, Michigan, and it seen;e.l to 
me to be so worth while that I want to pass 
it on to the readers of the Magazine. 

Mr. Triquet came to the agent to get him 
to arrange for his tickets back to Monroe, 
for he said that he had received such kind 
treatment and such good service on the 
Bahimore and Ohio that he would not 
think of going back any other way. 

Thereupon I asked Mr. Triquet if he 
would object to my reporting his pleasant 
experience to our Magazine and he replied 
that he would be glad to have me do so if it 
would help other people to an appreciation 
of the kind ot service that is given patrons 
of our road. He also said that he was in a 
business which called for the shipment of 
some freight and that he was going to see if 
he could not arrange to have a part of it, at 
least, routed over the Baltimore and Ohio. 

J. J. Bayer 

His Service Brought New Business 

\V. R. Oliver, 136 Front Street 
New York, October 28, 1921 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 
295 Broadway, New York 


1 have been shippmg a good many mixed 
cars from Pier 22 of your line, the year; 
and I take this opportunity to compliment 
you on the men you liavc in charge of that 
pier. They have all made it very pleasrmt 
for me to do business with you, and I have 
bothered and worried your Mr. J. J. Bayer 
at that pier a great deal. He h;;s done 
everything I have asked him very cheer- 
fully, in fact, I think some times more than 
he is required to do. And to show my 
appreciation of his services, I am going to 
route in future, sugars via your line to 

I would be gl'id if you would let some (jf 
the head officials of your company see this 
letter, as Mr. Bayer deserves the little praise 
I am giving him, as do the rest of your force 
at that pier. I must not forget your fore- 
man in this letter, who is also very clever 
to me at all times. 

Yours very truly, 

(Signed) W. R. Oliver, 
For Lewis Hubbard & Co., of Charleston, 
W. Va. 

Train Porter Chase 

Grafton, W. \'a., Nov. 10, 1921 
Editor, Baltimcre and f)hio Magazine 
Baltimore, Md. 

Dear Sir — On October 31, while riding on 
train Xo. 4 between Parkersburg and Clarks- 
burg, W. Va., I noticed an example of the 
courtesy and consideration of employes of 
the Baltimore and Ohio in train service, 
and I bring the matter to your attention for 
favorable mention in t?ie Magazine: 

A poorly dressed and crippled mother 
with four small, crying children, one a 
baby in arms, was leaving train at Clarks- 
burg, and upon arrival at that station, 
Train Porter R. A. Chase went to this 
woman, picked up her two bulging suit 
cases and carried them iiom train. He then 
lifted the three children from steps to plat- 
form, and when the almost helpless mother 
started to alight, took the baby from her 
arms and gently assisted her to platform. 
After the other passengers were aided m 
leaving and entering train he carried the 
suit cases to station whete the woman and 
her quartette of little ones were waiting. 

This act of kindness impressed me very 
much and I feel that it should not go 
unnote I. 

\'ouis very truly, 

(Signe-i ) Miss 

.Acciunting renr.rtment Employe. 

"The Best Dinner" 

charge of the car mentioned in th' 
following letter — and let notMjdy think 
that the steward, his welcoming smile, a:- 
tention to details and cleanliness, supervi- 
sir>n ot crew and diplomacy, is an inconsider- 
able item in a good meal : 

Train 9, Baltimore & Ohio 

October 4, 1921 

Dear Mr. Batigh — I have just partaken 
of the best dinner I have ever eaten on any 
railroad in this country- ; and I have eaten 
on nearly everyone of their dining cars. I 
don't know how you serve such a splendid 
meal for $i.2,s, but it is a credit to you and 
your Road. The ser\-ice is fine and your 
steward is courtesy itself. I write this 
without any solicitation, and simply be- 
cause I feel you are to be ccmgratulated upon 
having the best I have j-et found in dining 
car service. 

I shaH use the Baltimore and Ohio as 
often as I can, 


(Signed) J. AI. Somernhike 

Superintendent of Missions, 
Presbvterian Board of Publication, 
Philadelphia. Pa' 

Rothschild's Golden Rules 

■ / 

The following nn.xims were found in the 
desk of Baron Rothschild, the banker, 
shortly after his death, in 1 836, saj's London 

Carefully examine every ^tail of your 

hu ine^s. 
Be prompt in everything. 
'I'ake time to (.on ider but decide po itivel)-. 
Dare to go forward. 
Bear trouble patiently. 
Be brave in the st 'uggle of life. * ^ 
.\evpr tell bu-iness lie-. ** 
Make no u-ele-is acquaintance . 
.\ever appear omething more than you art? 
Pay your debt • promptly. 
Shun strong liquor. 
Employ your time well. 
Do not reckon upon chance. 
Xever be di couraged 
Be polite tn evirybf idy. 

iiit»|','' 1922- The pic.ure was taken at Mt. Vernon, the home of General Washi.-g'o.T 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 

The Death of Charles 
RolHn Emery 

son of the late Dr. Andrew Barton 
and Julia Ann Weller Emery, was born 
on April 17, 1850, at Knightstown, Henry 
County, Indiana. He daparted this life on 
April 23, after an illness of two weeks. 

At an early age he removed with his 
parents to their former home at Loveland, 
Ohio, where he spent his early childhood 
and grew to manhood. 

His first railroad experience was as a 
newsboy on the Marietta Railroad between 
Parkersburg, West Virginia and Cincinnati, 
Ohio. Later he served as a brakeman on 
the same road for several years. He then 
went to Illinois where he remained for 
about a year. 

On December 24, 1872 he came to Sey- 
mour, Indiana, to visit with friends. On 
the following day he began work as fire- 
man on the Ohio and Mississippi Railroad, 
now a part of the Baltimore and Ohio. On 
November 22, 1878 he was promoted to the 
position of engineer and held this position 
continuously until his retirement from active 
service in July, 1914. 

On June 20, 1880, he was united in 
marriage to Cornelia E. Walker, formerly 
of Hampton, Tennessee. They immediately 
came to their newly furnished home on 
West Tipton St., Seymour, where they 
spent their entire wedded life. 

During the fifty years of his residence in 
this city he made many acquaintances and 
many friends and saw many changes in the 
railroad and business life of the community. 

He was affiliated with Jackson Lodge No. 
146 F. A. M. and the Brotherhood ot 
Locomotive Engineers, in which organiza- 
tion he served as chief engineer for a period 
of more than thirteen years. With his 
retirement from active service he became 
a charter member of the Veterans' Associa- 
tion of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad and 
.served as a delegate to the First Conven- 
tion of the Grand Lodge held at Baltimore, 
Md. in November, 1920. 

He always took a keen interest in the 
welfare of the city and in the poHtical issues 
of the day and served a term of four years 
as a councilman at large during the past 

He is survived by his widow, Mrs. C. R. 
Emer>" two daughters, Ora Mae Emery, 
at home, and Mrs. Hattie A. Finke, and one 

granddaughter, Dorothy Jean Finke. ■ All 
are of Seymour, Indiana. These together 
with a host of friends, mourn his death. 

Funeral services, held on April 27 at 2.30 
p.m., from First Baptist Church, were con- 
ducted by the _Rev. M. L. Banister, and 
were in charge of the local Masonic order. 
Int?rment took place in Riverview Ceme- 

Mr. Emery was always a kind, loving and 
devoted husband, and an indulgent father. 
In tribute to his dear memory we say, 
"Not our will but Thine be done." 

The Death of John C. Tudor 

JOHN C. TUDOR, a pensioner of the 
Company, well known through his con- 
nection with the Veterans' Association, 
died on March 29 of nephritis. 

At the time of his death (and for some 
months previous) he had been handling the 
newspaper service in the corridors of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Buildin". 

The late John C. Tudor 

Mr. Tudor was born on August 23, 1848. 
He served the Baltimore and Ohio for 44 
years, mostly as machinist, until he was 
retired on May 21, 1915. 

During the World War he offered his 
services to the United States Government 
and was engaged in essential government 
work at Camp Holabird and at Aberdeen. 

Practical Welfare Work at 
Newark, Ohio 
By B. A. Oatman 
Newark Division Correspondent 

IN LINE with the welfare work which is 
gaining headway all along the Baltimore 
and Ohio, the employes of the Company 
at Newark, Ohio, now receive assistance 

Pass It Along to the Passenger Department 

If any of your friends or acquaintances are contemplating or planning a trip 

abroad, let the Passenger Department have the benefit of this information. 1 

They can use it to good advantage in encouraging exchange of bus ss with ^ 

various travel bureaus and agents of foreign steamship lines. j 

There is no easier medium of access for the passenger solicitor ti in reci- s 

procity. It affords h-m an entre to a field which might otherwise be difficult to ! 

approach. ! 

from each other when away from home in 
their autos and find them.selves in need of 
help. The plan as it now works is as 
follows : 

Employes who are owners of automobiles 
are divided into groups of 15. Each mem- 
ber of the different groups is provided with 
a little book containing the name, address 
and 'phone number of each member of his 
group and the name of the owner's machine. 
When a member is out in the country and 
finds that he is out of gas, or has trouble of 
any kind and needs help, he opens his little 
book and telephones any member of his 
group. The member called is expected to 
start immediately with the assistance 
needed. In case the person called cannot go 
to his assistance, it is his duty to secure 
another member of the group and send him 
with aid. To join any of the groups it is 
only necessary to buy a tow line, which 
costs from $1.50 to $3.00. 

This seems to be a good move toward 
genuine welfare work and we are placing 
this article in the Mag.\zine, thinking that 
it might be of use to the employes at other 
stations and on other divisions of the 

Paymaster Trounces Treas- 
urer — at Baseball 

The armual game of baseball between 
the forces of the Treasurer's and Pay Mas- 
ter's Offices, was played at Baltimore and 
Ohio oval on May 16. While only fiva 
innings were played, there were many good 
points to the game. The pitching ot Miller 
batting of Carter, Henry, Wills, Haeflner, 
Hutchinson and Clark, and the catching of 
Gallagher and Hutchinson, all stood out. 
The score: 

Paymaster's Office 


Fritzges, ss 2 i o o i o 

Carter, 3b 2 2 2 2 o o 

Henry, ib i o i i o i 

Gallagher, c 2 i iii 2 o 

Wills, 2b 3 o 2 I o I 

Gildea, cf \ 3 i i o o o 

Swein, If I I o o o o 

Schissler, If i o o o o o 

Haeffner, rf 3 2 2 o o o 

Miller, p 2 i i o 

20 9 10 15 3 2 
Treasurer's Office 


Stansbury, 3b i o o i o o 

Hutchinson, c 3 2 2 5 i o 

Phipps, 2b 3 I I 2 2 o 

Clark, ss 3 2 3 i 3 o 

Brandenburg, cf 3 o i o o o 

Bull, lb 3 o o 6 o o 

Carpenter, rf 2 o o o o 6 

Finkelhouser, rf i o o o o o 

McCahn, If 2 o o o o o 

McComas, p i o o o 2 o 

22 5 7 15 S o 
2 Base Hits: Haeffner 2, Phipps i, Clark 
2. 3 Base Hits: Wills. Sacrifices: Carter i, 
Henry 2. Double Play: Clark to Phipps. 
Hit by Pitcher: Fritzges, Miller. Base on 
Balls :'By McComas 2, By Miller 3. Struck; 
out by McComas 4, By Miller 11. Left on 
Bases: Treasurer 5, Paymaster 4. Umpires, 
J. F. Donovan and E. Frank Thomas, 
Scorekeeper, C. R. Lee Scott. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig22 


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Safety Roll of Honor 

Staten Island 

On the afternoon of April 27, H. C. Barry 
and Henry J. Goolic, while at Track Super- 
visor's Office, noticed flame coming out of 
Hose Cart House No. 2. They extin- 
guished the fire before any great damage 
occured. They are hereby thanked for their 
interest displayed in protecting Company's 

Baltimore Division 

On April 2, Engine 1434, in hauling Xo. 
68, broke the right main rod at Chester, 
Pa. Machinist J. L. Sentman and Clerk 
B. Goebner, Wilsmere, were riding this 
train. Mr. Sentman, with the assistance 
of Mr. Goebner disconnected the engine on 
the disabled side in about twenty min- 
utes, so that the engine could bring the 
train to its destination. Messrs. Sentman 
and Goebner have been commended for 
their interest displayed in the movement of 

About 7.05 p. m., on April 8, Conductor 
W. E. Clarke, in charge of extra east En- 
gine 4449, while watching the running of 
train as it rounded curve east of Leslie, 
noticed fire flying near head end. He stop- 
ped the train by applying air on the ca- 
boose. Examination developed cause of 
fire flying was due to a broken journal box 
on rear truck of Baltimore and Ohio 224266, 
13th car in train. Car was then handled 

arefully and placed on siding without 


On the morning of April 17, No. 94 (New 
i'ork) was stopped on the Schuylkill River 
drawbridge to allow Third 98, which was 
ahead, to back into East Side Yard. Con- 
ductor Albert, who was on his way to work, 
.discovered a bolt from a brake rigging 
wedged in a frog at Eastwick over which 
car in train was standing. He parted the 
air hose on the train, drawing the engineer's 
attention. The car was then backed off the 
frog and the bolt removed. The alertness 

on the part of Conductor Hatfield averted 
a derailment of this train or some other 
train that would have passed over this frog. 

When Operator C. E. Orndorff, "RG" 
Tower, Philadelphia, was going to work on 
April 21, he noticed considerable dry grass 
and paper scattered on the right-hand side 
of Bartram Park Bridge, West Philadelphia, 
on fire. Operator OrndorfT put the fire out 
and removed the possibility of the bridge, 
which is of wood, catching fire. 

On the morning of April 17, at East Side, 
Philadelphia, at 7.30 a. m., when No. 94 
was standing on the draw bridge. Yard 
Conductor A. Hatfield and Engineer J. A. 
Staples, who were passing by on their way 
to work, discovered a bolt which had fallen 
from the brake rigging of one of the cars, 
and which was wedged fast in a frog just in 
front of the wheels of car C. & O. 9213. 

Conductor Hatfield put the air on the 
train, then had the P. & R. engineer back 
up the train far enough to remove the bolt. 

Cumberland Division 

-About 8.35 p. ni. on March 17, Mrs. 
Helen V. Cosner, wife of Trackman Ran- 
dolph Cosner, living near Twenty-First Cut, 
a short distance East of Keysar, heard a 
noise which resembled rock falling. She 
awakened her husband, who had re- 
tired. He quickly dressed and hurried 
through the cut where he found a land slide 
blocking both main tracks. He quickly 
called Foreman David Clark and Trackman 
A. J. Lancaster. Mr. Clark sent Mr. 
Cosner west and Mr. Lancaster east to flag 
the approaching trains. 

Mrs. Cosner's prompt action in calling 
her husband to investigate the noise she had 
heard, is highly commendable and fortu- 
nate, as train No. i was about due and her 
promptness in handling the situation en- 
abled the train to be stopped before reach- 
ing the slide. 

On April 14, as steel spec-'al Engine 4427 
l):issed West Cumbo, Yard Brakeman J. L. 
Fultz noted broken tie bar on Baltimore 
and Ohio 228750. He informed operator 
i.X Cumbo and train was stopped at Mar- 
Tiiisburg where car was set off for repairs. 

While extra 7207 west was passing .Xew- 
burg on April 19, Crew Dispatcher C. E. 
Childcrson noted wheels sliding under fifth 
car from engine. He cf>nmiunicated with 
operator at Hardmrm. who informed the 
crew v.nd h; d tr(<ubk- corrected. 

Charleston Division 

Conductor P. J. Condry has been com- 
mended for close inspection of his train. 

The other day a ten year old boy came in 
and told the chief dispatcher that there was 
a slide blocking the track near Deanville, 
a mile or so away. His name was Bert 
Ferris, and the superintendent sent him a 
personal letter of thanks. 

Relief Agent Davis has been commended 
for his activity in soliciting new business 
from friends and accjuaintances. 

Machinist C. D. Caruthers of Gassaway 
has been commended for close inspection of 

Mr. D. H. Cutright, Buckhannon, found 
a broken rail near Sago, and reported to the 
dispatcher by telcplicmc. He has been 
thanked by the Superintendent. 

Engineer J. C. Dougherty, Gassaway, 
has been commended for his activity in 
picking up and bringing in good material 
found on line. 

Conductor Fansler has been conimendel 
for his interest in safety. Fireman E. W. 
Hall has also been commended for his in- 
terest in Safety work, on line of road. Agent 
M. ^. Hutson, Bower, has been commended 
for noting and reporting brake rigging down . 

Conductor Miles has been commended 
for his interest in conserving the Company's 

Fireman J. W. Bailej' has been especially 
commended for his interest in fiiel conser- 

Mr. Rube Mathews has 'oeen thanked by 
the superintendent for reporting a large 
rock on the track near Halo. 

Conductor Gunter has been commended 
for stopping and putting out a fire. »> 

Agent F. R. Holt, Strange Creek, has 
been commended for his interest in the 
jirompt movement of trains. 


Left to right; Trackman A. J. Lancaster, Trackman and Mrs. Randolph Cosner, and Foreman J. David Clark 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June. tq22 

Agents Thomas, of Erbacon; Taylor, of 
Sutton, and Orrahood, of Flatwoods, have 
been commended for close interest in their 
work, and special attention paid to the 
conservation of the Company's revenue. 

Weston, W. V.\. 
April 28, 1922 

Mr. Joseph Gr.\nt 

Manager, Interstate Glass Plant 

Weston, W. Va. 

Dear Sir — It has just been brought to my 
notice that on April 25, you were awakened 
about 5.00 a. m. by a noise on the Kitson- 
ville Bridge of this Company. You took 
the trouble to get up and investigate, find- 
ing that a horse was fast in the bridge. You 
quickly advised our train dispatcher by 
telephone. We immediately arranged to 
get the horse up without injurying it. We 
had a light engine called to leave Weston 
at 5.45 a. m. and but for your timely warn- 
ing, it is difficult to say what would have 
happened. In any event it is certain that 
the horse would have been killed. 

I want to take this opportunity of ex- 
pressing to you the sincere appreciation of 
the Railroad Company, and of the writer for 
your action in this case. 

With kindest personal regards, I am, 
Ver>- truly yours, 
(Signed) W. Tr.^pnell, 


Newark Division 

N ewark, Ohio 
May 5, 1922 

L. A. BovvM.\N 
Operator BZ Tower 
Zanesville, Ohio 

Dear Sir — It has come to my attention 
that on May 3, when No. 75 was pulling 
out of the siding at BZ Tower, you observed 
something wrong under train, took prompt 
action to notify flagman, and had the con- 
ductor notified through Zanesville office. 
A loose brake beam was found and removed 
before any accident occured. 

I want to thank you personally for your 
close observation and prompt action in this 
incident. The service rendered is fully 

Yours truly, 
(Signed^ H. G. Kruse, 




North Siding, Ohio 

Dear Sir — It has come to my attention 
when Train second 97 passed the tower on 
April 30, you discovered brake beam drag- 
gmg under tank of engine and took prompt 
action to flag the train and have the beam 
removed before any damage resulted. 

I beg to convey my personal appreciation 
as well as that of the Management for your 
vigilance and prompt action taken in this 
instance and to thank yiju for the service 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) H. G. Kruse, 


Chicago Division 

On May 6, as Train 14 was passing 
LaPaz Junction, Operator E. A. Thornburg 
obser\'ed fire flying from under the train. 
He quickly called the coal chutes (one half 
mile eastward) and was fortunate to get 
the dock fireman, Charles Dame, who 
flagged the train. A serious defect was 
found and it was necessary to set off the 
express car at the coal chutes. No doubt 
the prompt action of Thornburg and Dame 
saved a derailment. The superintendent 
has written them suitable letters of com- 

Agent Charles Middleton, Coburg, Ind., 
hearing an unusual noise as a westbound 
freight train was passing his office, rushei 
to the door in time to see hea\y iron pipe 
faUing from a car in the passing train. He 
succeeded in getting a stop signal to the 
rear of the train, which was stopped and 
proper attention given. Agent Middleton 
also notified the dispatcher so that protec- 
tion could be arrknged. 

Ohio Division 

At Washington Court House recently, 
Flagman E. R. Maple observed defective 
wheel on a car. He had train stopped. On 
examination it developed that fourteen 
inches was broken out in the base of the 
wheel. The vigilance displayed by Flag- 
man Maple probably averted an accident. 

St. Louis Division 

As No. 97, Engine 2620, in charge of Con- 
ductor Reinliart, was passing Miami River 
Bridge at Lawrenceburg, Indiana, at 9.30 
a. m. May 13, Patrolman E. L. Keith dis- 
covered smoke coming from a car in train. 
He signaled trainmen to stop, and they cut 
off C. N. E. 10701, which contained about 
$10,000.00 worth of auto tires and auto 
accessories, for Fisk Rubber Co., St. Louis, 

The car was fourth from engine and it 
was immediately taken to Lawrenceburg, 
Ind., where City Fire Department extin- 
guished fire. The seals were removed from 
car by Patrolman Keith and he assisted the 
firemen in their work. 

After checking it developed that approx- 
imately $8,000.00 worth of tires had been 
saved. An investigation conducted re- 
vealed that one place in west end, and one 
on north side near west end, were burned. 
The roof was also burned from running 
board to eaves on north side for a distance 
of five feet from west end, on opposite side 
of running board a small hole was hurried 
through roof. The side walls and car lining 
in west end were burned through. 

On account of the mysterious manner in 
which fire was located in car, the origin was 
not determined, although an investigation 
was conducted by a Federal fire inspector. 

Patrolman Keith has only been in the 
service a short time but has proved himself 
to be a good officer. He has been com- 
mended by division officers. 

Alachinist Bernard A. Day, Flora, Illinois, 
has been commended by Master Meclianic 
Herlihy for locating crack in main driving 
axle, engine 14 18, while tightening left back 
and left forward eccentric on axle, on 
February 14. 

On April 4, while a train was pulling bv 
him at Flora, Conductor F. M. Dee noticed 
something wrong with brake beam rear end 
of mail car. He stopped train and found 
hanger on south side was broken and end of 
beam down over wheel. 

On April 9, Lineman John Evans set his 
car off' at Bridgeport Hill to let Extra 2670 
pass. While watching train pull by he dis- 
covered wheel on Baltimore and Ohio 19474, 
fifth car from head end, pounding badly. 
On closer examination he found a part of 
flange of wheel gone. As the speed of the 
train was slow he boarded caboose and 
notified crew, who stopped train and on 
inspection discovered two feet and eight 
inches of flange broken out. 

On May 3, as No. 80 was passing Dellii 
station. Operator Frank Vawter notice! 
brake beam dragging on Baltimore and Ohio 
196400. Vawter ran out from the office, 
gave stop signal, and succeeded in getting 
train stopped. 

Toledo Division 

On the morning of April 13, Third Trick 
Operator Hammond, Kirkwood, as he was 
on his way home, discovered a broken rail 
and six inches of ball of rail gone. He went 
one mile farther north where sectionmen 
were working, notified them then proceeded 
to Piqua Crossing where he notified the 
train dispatcher. 

Daytov, Ohio 
April 25, 1922 

T. J. Gerin — We learned through Super- 
visor Ledger that through your close obser- 
vation and endeavor to protect the Com- 
pany's interests, you discovered a bursted 
wheel on car P. G. X. 1061, Train-*6, on 
April 18. The car was set oflf after you had 
notified the conductor of the condition. 

It is certainly gratifying and pleasing to 
know that the employes in this department 
are making every effort possible<>to protect 
the Company's property and to prevent 
loss and damage to property as well as 
personal injury to fellow employees. I take 
this means of apprising you of how much 
your action in this respect is appreciated by 
the Company. 

Yours truly, 
(Signed) R. E. Chamberlain, 
Division Engineer. 

At 5.00 p. m. on April 17, while Extra 
4048, south, was passing through Troy, 
Ohio, Conductor Charles Galvin, from the 
platform of his caboose, observed a car 
chain clogged between the points of switch 
leading to the Hayner Company Warehouse. 
He stopped his train, secured a hammer, 
went back to this main track switch (a 
northward facing point). He found that 
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Additional Honor Notes — Cumberland Division 

Irregularities and defects observed by operators aad corrected during April 1922: 

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J. L. 
J. L. 
J. L. 
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G. L. 
J. L. 
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Schroder. , 
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Among Ourselves 

Baltimore and Ohio and Baltimore 
and Ohio Annex Buildings 
Law Department 

Correspondent, Geokc.e \V. Hai lenbeek 

Our Passenger Department 

I paid a visit to oL'r Passenger Depart- 
ment on the fourth floor the other day. I 
am fond of that section of our service. 
Whenever I have the pleasure of taking the 
affidavit of W. B. Calloway, the head of the 
department I note his manner of expedi. 
ting business. E. X. Thorn, the chief clerk, 
when he served as rate clerk', was often con- 
sulted by the Law Department £.nd with 
much satisfaction and profit. One of the 
gran lest pieces of work in the passenger 
service was accompli>hed by Miss Mabel T. 
Ges-^ner in securing the con-ent of Lady 
Astor to accept Baltimore and Ohio service 
on her trip to BallSmore frcm New York. 
1 hat was a real scoop, f nd I jumped up and 
down with delight when I he.rJ of it. It 
shows what a woman can do whtn given 
an opportunity. Mr. MtCarty and Mr. 
Lowes are part and parcel of the passenger 
department and have been for a long period. 

An Aphorism 

"A truth I've learned with passing years, 
significant, sublime; that all life's problems 
right themselves, if only given time." 

"Thank you very much" 

Whv do we always say, "Thank you very 
much?" What is" the "very much" for? 
To my notion it means nothing. In the 
good old fashioned days we always said, 
"thank vou" and stopped there. It meant 
something. It was uttered with an earnest- 
ness, but now, in this new fashioned, sillv 
and indiscreet era, we add this "very much " 
and it weakens it, besides being intensely 

Cervantes says, " It is the part of a wise to keep himself today for tomorrow, 
and not t. venture all his eggs in one 

Stephen F. Cadden 

Stephen P. Cadden, our junior clerk, who 
made his advent in the Law Department on 
Fridav, August 26, 1921, resigned on April 
29. The Manufacturer's Finance Company, 
bankers, wanted a young man ^^'ho was 
averse to watching the clock, and as 
Stephen fulfilled all the requisite require- 
ments, he was accepted and appointed to 
a good position with that institution. 

Stephen's successor, George Raymond 
Brennan, assumed his new duties on the 
first dav of Mav. We are going to like 

George. He has the modest requirements 
that are deemed essential. I do not hanker 
after a lad who is loquacious. I can fill that 
bill myself, much to my detriment. 


"Any man is wealthy, who has good 
health, a happy home life, a business or 
profession in which he is interested, and suc- 
cessful, a passion for growth, and the ambi- 
tion to be of service to his fellow man. He 
could not get any more out of life if he had 
a miUion dollars. " 

Our Tax Office 

William Randolph joined Frederick J. 
Griffith's tax office force on the first of May. 
With this narration it brings me to the point 
of obser\nng that our tax office, presided 
over by Mr. Griffith and his first assistant, 
Hugh McNeil, Jr., is an important cog in 
the Baltimore and Ohio wheel. The tax 
reports submitted to the various states 
through which we pass, are sworn to b\- the 
difTerent officials, and so I am quite con- 
versant with the character of the work per- 
formed, and well performed, by the clerks 
in that office. I wish I had space to com- 
ment still further. 

Our Mr. Webber 

When the hearings before the Interstate 
Commerce Commission became frequent 
recently, our Charles R. Webber, alter 
spending the day in Washington, would 
spend the evening at the office here, map- 
ping out responses to much of his corres- 
pondence for Mr. Horsey to act upon during 
the day. There was, therefore, little ac- 
cumulation of work while he was attending 
the I. C. C. hearings in W'ashington. 

Office of Vice President, Operation 
and Maintenance 

Correspondent, Harkv H akman Hartlove, 
Chtej Graphic Clerk 
Fair Warning 

An attempt will be made in all notes in 
this issue to deduce from various historical 
events occurring daily under my eagle eye 
or reaching my keen ear — to deduce (as 
aforesaid mentioned) suitable moral lessons 
— so that in years to come your children, in 
glancing over the Magazines in the attic 
and finding this issue, may glean edu- 
cational values. 

Moral: A mighty gust blew up the valley 
and a still wind rocketh no airship. 

Home Again From A Foreign Shore 

William Fowler has returned from his 

honeymoon, which he spent in Bermuda an'i 
New York City. 

"Bill" reports that the onion crop thi^ 
year will be a bumper one. In New Yori: 
l.e interested some financiers in a project t'^ 
extract the juice from the larger and mort 
fragrant "Bermudas" — which extract is t(' 
be used in intensifying and strengthening; 
miscellaneous soft drinks. 

One drop of " Fowler's On-Excelled Onioi- 
Juice" in a glass of Ginger Ale — and — 
Ijravo! hurrah! you will be singing granci 
iipera. Such arc its stimulating properties. 

Moral: An onion by the river's brink 
would, under an assumed name, taste jus: 
as sweet. 

A New Poet Enters The Arena -Wow! 
Louis B. Beck — "Our darling Lmi.-y"- 
the Canoeist, as he is known to his mor- 
intimate associates, has been working 
vigorously on a suitable ode on the dedica- 
tion of his Ford Yacht. Below are the re- 
sultant effusions — or might I say — effer- 
vescent emanations from his brainial cavity: 
" Becky's Ode " 
Roses are red, 

X'iolets are blue — 
I can row a boat, 
Canoe.-' Canoe? 
Mr. Beck is to be hartlovely congratu- 
lated on the above par-excellent poem It 
is hoped that it will appear on the front 
cover of our Magazine. 

Moral: People who live on the water all 
summer should not throw t. e Mexican 
Arena about their exploits. 

Sing ! Gentle Song Birds ! Sing ! ! 
Henry Fankhanel has on display at his 
warerooms, the beginnings of a National 
Glee Club ode— dedicated to Mr. Hobart 

. - Your correspondent worked hard on the 
little ovoid notes — yet it is feared because of 
some of the notes were drawn lop-sided, the 
members of the aforesaid Glee Club were 
unable to harmonize their tonsil tones con- 
cordantly; so unanimously threw the music 
(or what appeared to be music) on the 
scrap pile. 

Henry came to the rescue and now has the 
original on exhibition. All music lovers 
please note and see this air-loom at their 
earliest convenience. 

Moral: Music charms the savage brea^' 
—but a rolling tone, out of gear, ^ther- 
moss, cabbages, eggs, and other miscella- 
neous equipment. 

Hail To The Chief ! Hurrah! Hurrah! 

Milton Strevig recently spent a few days in 
York, Pa., with his boon companion, " Eph. " 

At a request frtim 25,000 citizens of York, 
Mr. Strevig was coronated "Pretzel King 
of the Eastern United States. " Any one 
cesiring the latest c'^s on pretzels or wish- 
ing to place an order for one or more barrels 
of the twisted sphagetti, \rill please consult 
the, Eastern Pretzel King. Ask him to tell 
you the story of the First Pretzel. 

Moral: A pretzel a day keeps hunger 

Attention! Lovers of Golf! Attention! 

Paul Bradley Martin and Floyd Utter- 
back will be amply introduced to the readers 
of this column at an early date. Order 
YOUR copy NOW. 

Moral: Behold how^ mightily he swingeth 
his mashie — ^for a niblick shot measureth 
but one fathom. 

Car Service Department 

Correspondent, H. V. Obekender 

This office is again represented in the 
Baltimore and Ohio General Office Baseball 
League. Officers and players are as follows: 
Wilson Auld, manager and secretary- ; 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig22 

Charles P. Bayn, assistant secretaiy; W. 

I'' Norris Reider, captain; J. E. Peters, T- B. 
Pierce, A. Debes, J. D. Brvan. H. Hahn. C. 
E. Williams, A. G. Donald, X. A. Grafton, 
\. Grafton, Wm. Helm, R. I. Boteler, G. 
E. Croswell, R. O. Smith, A. F. Buettner, 
T. L. Strauch, L. C. Becker, T- y. Henrv, 
\V. McManus; Wilson Auld, Jr., Mascot. 

I'inr friend and fjllow clerk, J. T. Lean, 
't'^ently rcsitjntd ii' accept a position in the 
Lifhce of asi-istant f'_>reign freight agent. We 
expect "Jimmie" to join the ranks of Bene- 
dicts soon. Best wishes and good luck! 
Because cif "'Jimmie's" resignation, our 
Hartman Barber has been placed on the 
Trace Desk. 

Our ^Iisses H. E. Franklin and Laura 
Zenker, local record clerks, recently re- 
signed from the service to be married. We 
also understand that Albert Mitchell, one of 
our fellow-clerks, was married recently. 
Heartiest congratulations and all good 

l| , wishes to the happy brides and bridegrooms! 

Engineering Department 

Correspondent, O. K. Eden 

It Is not Easy 
To apologize, 
To begin over, 
To admit error, 
To be unselfish. 
To take advice, 
To be charitable, 
To be considerate. 
To keep on trying, 
To think and then act. 
To profit by mistakes, 
To forgive and forget. 
To shoulder a deserved blame. 


It always pays. 

— Seen in The Water Tower. 

On May 3 last. Chief Clerk Erwood R. 
Sparks celebrated his forty-ninth birthday. 
This is also the 33rd year of his ser\-ice in 
the employ of the Company. He has served 
under nine of the twelve chief engineers 
since the Company organized: they being 
Messrs. Douglas, Manning, Graham, Caro- 
thers, Kinsman, Thompson, Stuart, Begien 
and Lane. The office celebrated the occa- 
sion by partaking of a birthday cake given 
to him. Thanks for the treat, Mr. Sparks, 
and many happy returns. 

Superintendent of Insurance B. S. Mace 
has moved back to his old quarters on the 
1 2th floor. When Mr. Mace moved out, 
the clerical force of District Engineer Ma- 

■ ther moved in — Room 13 10. 

'■ The accompanying photograph is of Miss 
Griselda S. Bromwell, four year old daugh- 
ter of J. V. Bromwell, improvement clerk. 
A winsome lass is Miss Gnselda, and when 
-he gets older she'll have beaux by the score. 

It is an interesting fact to know that dur- 
ing the recent drive held by the Baltimore 
Alliance, under the leadership of Peal Estate 
Agent Moran, men of the Engineering De- 
partment collected over a thousand dollars. 
It is still more interesting to know that 
tmder the leadership of E. L. Gosnell, as- 
sistant to chief engineer, three m.en, Messrs. 
J. H. Adamson, T, E. Hilleary,, and D. A. 
Riley, collected more than half the amovmt 
C'f money turned in by Mr. Moran. 

It is "Professor" Gempp of the file room 
now. Since he has taken it upon himself to 
wear gc)ggles, we have attached a new 
dignity to him. And he possesses the most 
vivid imagination. 

When the Fresh Air Fund started their 
campaign, one of our demure stenographers 
■was called into service. And oh ! boy ! say 
she didn't collect money! The office made 
an almost perfect score, lacking but a few 
subscriptions. I tell you, when a pretty 
girl starts selhng something — no matter 
whether it is a house or a posy — if you don't 
want to part with the filthy lucre, it's best 
to go and hide. 

It sounds bad when a fellow continually 
misses the last car from such a local (?) 
place as Rognel Heights. If I were you, 
Howard, I would make arrangements to 
move out there — especially if I went as often 
as you do. But I forget, of course, it is only 
for j-our art ! 

Not content with merely dodging pedes- 
trians, Mr. Gosnell has bought himself a 
Dodge sedan, and now enjoys the pleasure 
(?; of dodging the traffic cop, etc. 

It must be great to leave the city where 
one works and arrive at your home five 
minutes before you left work. That is what 
Alf does. Where he lives they don't have 
Daylight Saving. Consequence is the above. 
But on the other hand, when he leaves 
Washington, it takes him two hours to reach 
Baltimore, where it only took him one before 
Such is life in a big city. 

R. G. Bewick, District Enginer Mather's 
force, was the winner of the ten dollar gold 
piece which we raffled off for the benefit of 
our baseball team. The lucky number, 
drawn by Chief Clerk E. R. Sparks, was 
No. 949. 

The baseball team is roUing along — just 
about. They lost the first game 35 to i and 
won the second 9 to 8. 

We are glad to welcome W. S. Bouton, 
formerly engineer of bridges, back once 
more. In 191 9 he suffered a severe nervous 
breakdown and is just now returning to 
work. He will be located in Room 1308 and 
his title is Consulting Engineer. 

On Friday, May 12, District Engineer 
Clarke journeyed down from Pittsburgh 
and gave an interesting lecture to the boys 
of McDonough School, McDonough, Md. 

I believe that if one would con ider the 
Gangers of promiscuous expectorating, 
especially in crowded office buildings, or 
elevators, one would be a little more care- 
fi'.l. Of course the excuse comes up that 
cuspidors are not placed in the elevators or 
on each floor. But if one has a bad cold or 
some nasal trouble that necessitates clear- 
ing the throat every few minutes, one 
shovild be well provided with handkerchiefs, 
which would not only prevent disease from 
spreading, but would also keep the place 
look ng cleaner. 

We Would Like to Know: 

Where Miss George gets all the flowers to 
brighten up the office. 

Who takes Miss Leanora to tea. 
Where Wittie Warren gets his dope. 
How joe Kemp gets out at night. Does he? 

Daddy and Baby Collison 

What keeps Righter's hack together. 

When Baron "Spike" Schanze will lose 
his liberty and move to Ellicott City. 

When Mr. Hauser is going to build. 

When Alvie will distribute his Airedales. 

When some people we know will get their 
hair cut as soon as they need it. 

The accompanying picture is of one of 
my genial fellow correspondents, J. Ford 
Collison, secretary to District Engineer 
Mather, and correspondent for that office, 
with his dear little daughter, Aileen, aged 
six months. 

Office of District Engineer, Baltimore, Md. 

Correspondent, J. Ford Collison 

The private office of District Engineer 
Mather and Assistant Engineer Hart has 
been moved from Room 13 10 to Room 1312, 
and A. M. Kinsman, engineer of construc- 
tion, has joined them. Our office force 
moved from Room 1301 to 13 10. 

I wish to announce the arrival of two 
bouncing babies, W. W. and Mrs. Gwath- 
mey, Jr., being the proud possessors of a 
baby girl, and A. A. and Mrs. Boettger 
happy over the arrival of a baby boy. 
Some class to the city of brotherly love, 

Messrs. J. W. Jones and F. D. Broderick 
joined our forces the first part of May, for 
work at Philadelphia. Glad to have you 
with us, fellows! 

Office of District Engineer, Pittsburgh, Pa. 

Correspondent, J. M. Whealan, 
Field Accountant 

The new quarters of this Department at 
339 Second Avenue, were recently in- 
spected by Chief Engineer H. A. Lane, who 
gave them his unqualified approval. The 
walls and ceilings are now being given a 
coat of paint and the result will be the most 
cheerful and best hghted offices in this 

Chief Clerk C. H. Holtzworth is at his 
desk again after fulfilling the sad_ duty 
of laying away the remains of his wife. It 
is difficult indeed to take up the thread of 
existence when it has been all but broken. 

The young son of Field Accountant F. C. 
Eberly has been very ill for several days and 
his condition has been causing his parents 
much anxiety. He is somewhat better at 
this writing, and we hope that the improve- 
ment will continue. 

Our offices have been greatly improved 
with window ventilators, through the self 
sacrificing efforts of some members of the 
force and the help of the storekeeper at 

The repair d.partm.nt is without any 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1922 

work at the present tim?, but the cafeteria 
has resumed operations after a short shut- 
down, due to some sort of misunderstanding, 
and is experiencing a full attendance. 

C. H. Holtzworth and Mr. Whealan were 
in Baltimore recently on business for the 

We are glad to see the Baltimore and 
Ohio making a somewhat belated use of the 
natural advantages which the Founders of 
the Republic gave it in placing the Capitol 
of the Republic on its lines. Anyone who 
has not yet seen Washington has missed one 
of the all too few good things in life. There 
is a sense of calm serenity there (outside the 
Halls of Congress) which is not to be found 
anywhere else in our experience. It is fitting 
that the First and Best Railroad should 
thus call attention to the beauty and whole- 
someness of the Capitol city of the First and 
Best Republic. 

Mrs. Clarence H. Holtzworth, wife of 
chief clerk to district engineer, was called , 
by death on Monday morning, April 3, 
following a long illness. 

Mrs. Holtzworth was bom in Fallsburg, 
Kentucky, twenty-nine years ago. She 
became the wife of Mr. Holtzworth on June 
25, 1919, at Huntington, W. Va. 

She was a widely known young society 
matron of Huntington, but shortly after her 
marriage removed to Pittsburgh, where Mr. 
Holtzworth is employed by the Company. 
Mrs. Holtzworth made many friends while 
in Pittsburgh and also had a number of 
friends among the employes in Baltimore 
who will read of her death with profound 

Freight Traffic Department 

Correspondent, Dorothy Rubenstein 
Effective May 15, R. J. Beggs, former 
chief rate clerk, this office, was promoted to 
division freight agent, Cumberland, Md. 
Heartiest congratulations and sincere good 
wishes are extended. Although it is re- 
gretted that this office must lose such a 
pleasant and valuable associate, for we all 
know that "a good man is hard to find," 
we wish that he may continue to climb the 
ladder of Success, making more and more 
friends as he goes along the path of life. 

The circus was in town on May 10 and 1 1 , 
and the General Freight Office surely was 
well represented at both evening perform- 
ances. We are inclined to believe this is 
the Fountain of Ycuth for which Ponce de 
Leon was in search. We seemed more like 
a group of school children than grown-up 
people. All hail to the Circus! 

"To the Zoo" was the slogan of a few in 
the General Offices during the week of May 
I , but only the brave and courageous ven- 
ture i to go. We regret that there were not 
more in our crowd. The next time an excur- 
sion into the wilds of Druid Hill Park is 
planned, we hope some of the stay-at-homes 
will profit by the fact that we returned to 
tell the tale, and join the party. 

Best wishes, along with the set of silver- 
ware, was presented to Theodore Dent, who 
was married on Saturday, April 29. 

Names is Names 
By Mary Todd and H. L. Llewellyn 

'Twas on a dark and stormy Kxiight that 
Brown and Green received a fright. The 
stars had vanished, they could not Se-well, 
though in the distance they heard a Camp- 
bell. Then came they to a house which they 
entered to appease their shivering consti- 
tutions before they'd a chance to Fries. 
They entered the cellar, which then was 
full of Booze, and drank and drank an i 
drank, until they began to snooze. 

Now in this house lived a man who'< 
rather stout: he quickly woke the snoozers 
with his long and hefty shout. They awoke 
with glad surprise then to gaze upon a 
Baker; although he kept so silent, he might 
have been a Quaker. He said he was the 
"village Smithy," tough and stern and 
strong, and Wood iwX have it any other 
way but that they must be gone. Then 
Brown he Beggs for mercy, pleads to let 
them stay, beseeching shelter from the 
storm, their Holmes were far away. 

But Smithy, he got good and cross, began 
to make it Ruff, but Green and Brown haii 
ne'er forgot they wern't in for such stuff. 
Hentz each one'put his Hatton and depart- 
ed in the rain, since, because of Smith}' 
they were un-Able to remain. 

Miss Lillian Burman, stenographer, was 
granted leave-of-ab.sence because of ill 
health, and it is hoped it will not be long 
before she is again back at her old place, 
brightening the day for those around her. 

The accompanying picture is of Betty, 
two-vear old daughter of Trace Clerk V/. 
W. Weller. 

Betty, little daughter of Trace Clerk, W. W. Waller 

Office of General Freight Claim Agent 

Correspondent, George Dobbin 
Even as Mexico gained fame through the 
prowess of her toreadors and their magnifi- 
cent exliibitions of skill in the bull righting 
arena, so the average American is fast gam- 
ing a niche in the Hall of Fame for much 
the same reason. Xow and then we are 
presented with an article or a book by some 
master word-painter, who clothes intricate 
ideas and deep sentiments in simple words. 
Some of us regard such a masterpiece in the 
sense of a forceful lesstm while the vast 
majority attempt to ape such a perfor- 
mance by clothing clear and simple thoughts 
in sheer verbosity. In time this becomes a 
habit and many an unintentional "white 
lie" is told in an effort to obtain a seem- 
ingly impressive delivery. 

Abraham Lincoln has been described as 
one of the 'clearest minds' of America. His 
lesson of brevitv, simphcitv and above all. 
SINCERITY, niay be well' copied by many 
of us who strive for effect through the "bull- 
throwing' medium. The truth is that we 
sometimes fool the young and the unso- 
phisticated to a small degree, but such an 
xhibition always qualifies the principal 
actor for the title of "dunce." 

Hearty and sincere congratulations ti 
'Papa' Rodin of Mr. Zenter's division. The 
stork has brought Mrs. Rodih a husky nine 

[)ound gentleman \6 learn the intricacies o: 
railroad accounting, matriculating on May 
4, 1922. We trust the young man will star" 
early training in an earnest attempt to suc- 
ceed his father on our bowling team. 

Several weeks ago our old friend Roberts, 
aided by his trusty "flivver, " explored somn 
of the beautiful scenery rjf Maryland. Wv 
would like t(j offer a humble suggestion, t' 
wit: poison ivy is everything the name im.- 
plies. Be careful, old tinier I 

Mishaps seem to be the order of the da\-. 
Herman, the Babe Ruth Xo. 2 of the Fik 
Division, recently explained two beautifu'. 
"shiners" as having l)een caused by contac. 
with the National Pill. Ho'wever and never- 
theless — oh, well 1 

At the dance held by our Musical (? 
Five on last Easter Monday night, Sidney, 
of the reception committee, was heard t' 
annoimce: "Ladies and Gentleman, right 
this way fo- your 'chow' and refreshments." 
Then lie is said to have dished up "ho: 
dogs" which were mostly mustard — "and 
a pleasant time was had by all. " 

As usual, nearly everybody wanted t'. 
take his vacation so as to include that firs: 
week of July! 

The romantic season generally brings ou' 
a crop of engagement and wedding ring^ 
Last year the warm weather had tiu nece>- 
sary effect on quite a few members of ou- 
department, we trust that our young ladie- 
will not accept the Genoa Conference, o: 
the Tariff or the Adjusted Compensatior 
bills as valid excuses from their prospective 
"meal tickets" for "stalling off" the fata: 

Not that we want to rush anybody, but, 
f you want a convincing argument, just j 
talk to some of the one-year-old benedicts. 
Som.e are " for " and some (yep, sad but true / I 
are decidedly "against." However, step 
right up, boys and girls: life itself is but a 
gamble after all. 

Our own "Pop" Taylor, following his 
annual custom, is again taking issue with 
Jack Fro'^t and Company in a strenuous 
effort to do a bit of "constructive" farming. 
Incidentally, his garden is just a bit more 
practical than the average product of the 
gentleman gardener. Mr. Taylor, sif> we ac- 
cept your kind invitation to a' boiled dinner. 

We believe it a fact that this office is in 
excellent shape to estabUsh a gardener's 
Aid Biu-eau, judging from the number of us 
who converse with great ease and fluency on 
the subject of raising good things to eatl 

Some folks shave daily andothers at 

any rate, Ruben, you are a great, big boy now 

We can't all b? comfortable in warm 
weather, can we, Mr. Keene? 

At that, you sure have got plenty of com- 
pany, "Skinny," old boyi 

Our bowling team continues to wear a 
chesty appearance. Another season will be 
here before long. Make your slogan con- 
sist of only one word, and make the required 
effort to live up to it. "Winners" will do 
as a motto. 

There are two kinds of men in our office. 
Those who buy their tobacco and those who 
carry m.atches and "have the habit." 

Relief Department 

Correspondent, H. Irvi.m. Marti.v 

(.)n the afternoon of April 25, Miss Evelyn 
M. Waring, Relief Feature, was married to : 
Gorman L. Se-lers by the Rev. J. Truman j 
Anderson. The ceremony took place a: 
Lee Street Memorial Baptist Church. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, igzz 

The bride was due at about 4.30 but 
came a little late, that she might dodge 
:he "bad luck" hoodoo that haunts the too 
punctual bride. 

Our society reporter records that the 
bride's hat was an artist's creation, that it 
matched her dress of rose-orchid satin and 
that she carried orchids and lilies-of-the- 

(How can a mere man do justice to such 

Before the bride entered the church on 
the arm of her father, by whom she was 
given in marriage, a fair young soloist sang 
■'O Promise Me." The "I-Wills" are said 
to have been firm and distinct. 

After the ceremony the couple success- 
fully eluded the bride's former associates, 
who were waiting for her with a supply of 
rice and old shoes. After a honeymoon 
spent in Florida the young couple returned 
to Baltimore and are now residing at 226 
East Montgomery Street. 

The girlish bride possesses a happy, viva- 
cious, sparkling temperament, and we pre- 
dict that in her new relation she will retain 
all of her old friends and make many new 
and lasting friendships. 

Before this reaches the eye of the reader, 
we will have finished congratulating Charles 
R. Curtis, Savings Feature, on hi ; recovery 
from a severe illness, for we shall have seen 
his smiling face at his desk. 

All that we ask. Friend Curtis, is that if 
another new disease seeks an experiment 
station, you insist that it choose some other 
fellow on which to make a demonstration. 
You had us guessing for a while, but now 
that you are back, we hope that each day 
".vill bring increased strength and more 
oower to your good right arm. 

Office of Superintendent Motive Power 

Correspondent, M.\gdalene L.\uer 

Xow that spring is here and has brought 
ever\-thing pleasant and enjoyable with it, I 
presum.e that we can attribute to it our 
• coming to life. " (I speak for the of!ice in 
cnieral — I am the only one of my kind 
.(.•re. ) We have always enjoyed what others 
did and did, as noted in our Magazine, but 
:ic\-er came forth with our own, but like all 
other good things that come at this time, 
here we are ! 

On our first arrival we do not expect to hit 
you all very hard but that does not say we 
haven't other things in store. For instance, 
the "Snappers," representing the Motive 
Power Department, are under the watchful 
eye of G. T. MacMillen of thi.s office (who, 
the way, is a Ijall pi: ycr of the old school;. 

The late James Newton Barrett Telegraph 

They fully expect to repeat the performance 
of 192 1, when they were returned champions 
of the General Office League. And let me 
give you a little information for the benefit 
of those concerned. What that team won't 
do to the many other "good-in-their-own- 
class" teams around this railroad is what 
Babe Ruth seldom, does — miss them. They 
go after them and get them; but what they 
will do. Oh, goodness, it would never do for 
a little stenographer like me to say. I can 
pound a typewriter and punch on delayed 
cc)rrespondence, but I am here to admit it 
takes those boys to do the BEATING. In 
next month's issue W3 will tell you how the 
Riverside boys received the sobriquet of 
" Snappers. " 

We are all much pleased to say that Mr. 
McPherron, our general clerk, from out 
W^ashington, Indiana, way, and who is hers 
for only a short time, has a healthy addi- 
tion to his family. I did not think he'd like 
the East so well, but this being the case, you 
can't blame him. If he gets such a reward 
as that I am quite sure we will have a good 
many more visitors. 

Tariff Bureau 

Correspondents, Frank W. Ruppert and 
Casper A. Wagner 
W'e regret very much the sudden death of 
Mr. Presgrave's father, at his home in 
Sterling, Va., on April 11. Mr. Presgrave 
had recently returned from a visit to his 
home and had found his father in apparent 
good health. 

After a lingering illness, Mr. Joseph C. 
Wagner, father of Casper -A. Wagner, cor- 
respondent, Tariff Bureau, passed away on 
April 8. The sympathy of the office was 
expressed by a beautiful floral design. 

Telegraph Department 

Correspondent, Mary B. Tansill 

It is with sincere regret and deepest sym- 
pathy that we learned of the death of James 
Xewton Berrett, employed in this depart- 
ment for man\^ years as telephone main- 
tainer, Baltimore. 

Mr. Berrett was born on January 24, 
1883. He entered the employ of the Tele- 
graph Department on December i, 1900, 
ser\ang the Company faithfully and well. 
With his unfailing good humor and his e\-er 
present willingness to help others, he gained 
many friends. His life was one of true ser- 
vice, for "Xewt," as he was called, was 
never too busy to help someone else. 

.■\fter a short illness he died at his home 
at Relay, Md., on April 23. He is survived 
by his widow and two children, James Xew- 
ton, Jr., age four years, and Margaret, age 
13 months. 

It has been said that a life which is so 
spent that the world is richer for its exis- 
tence, is a life well lived. We cannot speak 
a truer thought than that of "Xewt," for 
while we will all miss him, we are com- 
forted with the thought that his life .was 
" well lived. " 

The accompanying picture is of Charles 
(Swampiel Thompson, "the life of the 
party" in Foreman Digman's gang. He is 
about 45 years old, but he doesn't look it, 
does he, girls? The boys in the gang are 
telling a good one on " Swampie. " His hair 
was turning gray and someone told him to 
use peroxide. Instead of turning his hair 
white it made it a beautiful red. 

"Swampie" doesn't wear his "Sunday- 
go-to-meeting" clothes in the picture. His 
lielapidated appearance is due to the fact 
that the men became tired of seeing him 
wear the same clothes every day to work, 
sc(, thinking that "necessity is the mother 
of invention" they tore his working suit off, 

"Keep Cool" is the motto of "Swampie" Thomp- 
son, Telegraph Department 

thereby necessitating "Swampie's" buying 
a new pair. 

All joking aside, "Swampie" is a real 
fellow, and underneath all his "funning" 
there lies a good heart, as many of his 
friends will testify. 

Transportation Department 

Correspondent, Luke K. Burns 

On May 1 1 , those who were u©able to 
make their way to Druid Hill Park to wit- 
ness the annual baseball duel between the 
married men and single men of the Trans- 
portation "Office, certainly missed something 
more than a treat. The main trouble was 
that the single fellows ran themselves al- 
most to death — they were on the long end 
of a 15 to 4 score. The line-up of each team 
was as follow.;: — 

Single Men 


Married Men 








I St 









1. f. 



c. f. 



r. f. 





Belt I 
Smallwood f 


Messrs. Wood 

and Guerke, who in pre- 

vious years had sided with the single men, 
were eligible to the ranks of the married 
men this year and even though they proved 
to be a big re-inforcement, their efforts, 
combined with the other poor married 
fellows' were unable to stop the single men. 

Before the game had progressed very far. 
Air. Persinger received an official decora- 
tion, it seemed that he tried to examine one 
of the balls too closely. He left the held 
with a badly swollen eye, in fact, I believe 
it was black. "Phil" Wood pitched a right 
good game but not much can be said of the 
support he was given. Mansfield gave us a 
surprise by holding the married men to but 
four runs, but we think the rea.wn for this 
was that early in the gime he ate about 
three or four pounds of animal cake;., which 
probably meant added strength. 

Some of the girls from the office were 
good to us in coming out to see the game 
and bringing the fruit and cakes which came 
in mighty handy. Few of us had eaten din- 
ner. "Dieny" kicked about the decision of 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazin?. Jim?, ig22 


Smalhvood, who w-)s "chief in charge of tlie 
indicator. " Mr. Tooniey, our .special repre- 
sentative, happened to be in town and he 
went out with us to see the game. He was 
unanimously chosen as official score- 
keeper. I didn't notice, but someone told 
me he used up a couple of pencils. " Hank " 
Evans and "St. Paul" Faustman got a 
surprise when their team lost. I under- 
stand that before the game they remarked 
that we would be "easy picking." 

fnorge Lo:bl?in made a home run, quite 
unexpectedly, which netted him — ho.v much 
was it, Georg?? Our own Bab ? Ruth is quite 
a stunner when hL> swing? his bat as his 
green tie floats on the breeze. 

We have an addition to the Baltimore 
and Ohio family. Mr. Seibert informs us 
that her name is Vivian Edna. Congratu- 

Valuation Department 
Correspondent, G. B. Savmexig 

Great comfort comes from wearing rubber 
heels, not only to the person himself but also 
to those around him. Ask Rau who it is in 
the office whose thunderous tread can be 
heard everywhere. Sometimes one would 
think they were wooden heels. 

The circus which came to our city in May 
took us back to our childhood days and a 
number of our force took in the sights. All 
of them managed to come back safe, al- 
though we were afraid some of them might 
be detained as curiosities. However, some 
of our boys must have been considered 
wor h while, as a representative of the 
circus was in touch with our office for a cer- 
tain party to act as a toreador. The Build- 
ing Branch has Heinz 5kinne<i a mile when 
it comei to the 57 varieties. 

Our friends, Nugent and Pugh, have a 
fondness for sidj shows. Possibly they are 
anxious to learn mental telepathy. Ask 

Tlie Summer Duck Pin League of the 
Valuation Department is still holding the 
interest of our boys. Th^ fever has also 
spread to the opposite sex and Misses 
Fossett and Coplan are developing speed 
and accuracy. I beheve they could be se- 
cured as substitutes on our teams and could 
give seme of our boys a few pointers. 

Cathcart, who is fast approaching the 
necessar}' service age for entrance into the 
Baltimore and Ohio Veterans, must have 
some ititerest in the sale of the evening 
papers in the building. He seems to be 
faithful in looking after the interests of Mr. 

Our friend Taylor continues to smile as the 
dat.? approaches. He and Bowditch are 
friendly but one can never tell what it is all 
about. Taylor has carefull • considered 
every hotel and resort and has written to 
tiiem for rates, etc. Each mail brings in 
\arious kinds of information, some good, 
some bad. From the puzzled look on his 
face, his nerve may fail him at the last 

Miss Ritter is still much interested in her 

Evander, Building Branch, is about ready 
to take the leap into the sea of matrinuny. 
It must be contagious. 

Rau strangely and secretly fondles numer- 
ous train schedules, making notations as to 
arrivals and departures of trains. Then he 
looks at his bank book and shakes his head 
in a doubtful way. We hope his nerve has 
not failed him. 

Dell lately had the Order of Knight of the 

Garter t onferred upon him by one of his 
friends. Ask him who it was? 

Vorwerck has been suffering with his 
teeth, brought on by either failure on his 
part to wear his fur cap (suggested by Miss 
Coplan) or continued chewing of t(nigh 

Gumpman's love of colors and beauty was 
vividly portrayed by his latest silk shirt. It 
is a shame to take the glory away from 

We were mighty glad to note the recovery 
of Terrier, who paid a short visit to the 

Our art critics are hard at work and con- 
tributions will be cheerfully received by 
either one of the " B's. " 

The annual concert gi\-en by the Balti- 
more and Ohio Glee Club was a success in 
every way. Aside from the success of the 
club and soloists there were several out- 
standing lights from our department, such as : 

The youngest member of the club, who is 
from the Valuation department, had his 
troubles. His feet were always in the way 
and each time the club made its appearance 
on the stage, the audience looked for Charles 
to stumble. There were several reasons. 
Previous to this occasion, which was his 
first appearance before a city audience, he 
took small parts in church affairs and was 
very bashful. His dress suit added to his 
discomforture, in that he got the wrong 
trousers, which were intended for a very 
tall man, this made it necessary to wear the 
trousers close to his neck. This kept the 
audience from seeing his white vest. This 
is a fact. 

Caruso, Equipment Branch, was afraid 
that his suit would not fit and in order to be 
sure he attired himself the night before and 
held an informal reception at his Irvington 
home. A pretty good suggestion for the 
future, when a fellow has a dress suit in the 
house for several days — to make the most 
of it. 

City Councilman Kydd from Relay was 
there in all his glory but it nearly happened 
that he did not get there. The train failed 
to stop at Relay and the members of the 
club from that point had considerable 
difficulty in getting to Baltimore. 

Pierce, formerly of this office, resembled 
a giant in his regaha. He lost his nerve and 
would not complete his make-up until 
arriving at the hall. 

Bowditch, although not singing with the 
club, was there in all his glory and came all 
the way from Cleveland, so he says, to at- 
tend the concert. It may be true but there 
are some of us who feel that there were other 
reasons for such a long trip. .\sk Min. 

We certainly missed Wheatley and 
Roberts, formerly of this office. They were 
faithful and always had the interests of the 
club at heart. 

Office of Assistant Comptroller Deverell 

Correspondent, John Ri pp 

Sergt. Bedford was the recipient of a 
lovely wrist watch on the occasion of his 
promotion to sergeant by his fellow clerks, 
Company B, Bicycle Squad. 

Auditor Coal and Coke Receipts 

Correspondent, J. Limpert 
Charles A. Luken. Died May 31, 1922 

Seldom has the inevitable been brought 
to our attention with more force than in 
the death of our fellow worker, C. A. Luken, 
notice of which was received in the office 
on June i. 

During the latter part of .■^pril, Charles 
was ordered to the ho-pital for an immedi- 

ate op. ration, presumably for stomach 
trouble. However, fftcr being placed on 
th.'' table, conditions di^cIo-;ed were of such 
an alarming nature 'hat ih- doctor^ des- 
paired of any hone and would not und ^rtake 
an operation. Hoping against hope, we h?d 
In-cn trying to make ourselves b >licve things 
would come around all right, but, reports 
received during the last several days cast 
a deep gloom over the entire office and we 
felt that the end was not far off.. 

Mr. Luken was thirty-six years old. He 
entered the serv'icc of th:- Companv m 
Fcbru- ry, 1905; sine? this time he has b-^en 
held in high esteem, both as a friend and an 

Of a kind and cheerful nature, a true 
friend, wi' of the office wish to extend to the 
familv of our d"p'irtcd brother, our 
heartfelt .sympathy in this, their terrible loss. 

The final games in the office bowling 
league were rolled on April 25. The standing 
of teams at the end was: 

Won Los 

Pull .Men 




Head Lights 




Roval Blues 




Bumpers. . . 7 . . . . 



Wrecking Crew . . 




Tail Lights 




Individual averages were as follow 

Games Pins 


Prit chard 

... 69 




. . 63 



At well 

■ ■ • • 7.^ 




.... 58 




• ■ • ■ 75 




.... 69 


.... 72 




.... 69 



Reichert ' 

.... 71 



)lson : . . . 





.... 69 

61 14 










Hart wig 

.... 75 




.... 72 




.... 69 



.... 72 








.... 56 



A. Link 

.... 27 








.... 72 




.... 63 




.... 54 




.... 69 



E. Link 

.... 75 




.... 69 












. . • • 75 



All in all it was a good "Season of bowling. 
The result was in doi%t until one week b?fore 
the final games, when the runners up went 
down to three striight defeats. Royal Blues 
were eliminate i about two weeks previous. 

The winning team is compose.! of Messrs. 
Lehman (captain I, Reichert, Hartwip. 
Moore and E. Link, who by consistent 
bowling managed to get into the lead about 
the middle of the sea.son and stay there 
until the end, although at times the margin 
was only a game or two; therefore all credit 
is due these boys for their winning effort. 

The individual single game rec(>rd was 
not shattered this year but a new high indi- 
vidual three game mark was made by Prit- 
chard, who got a count of 343. Pull Men 
set uj) a high team score with 494 for one 
game, while Head Lights rolled three games 
for a total of 141 2. These scores may not 
compare favorably with those set up by our 
contemporaries, but as our teams are 
-sekvted with tlie view of equalizing things, 
and one or two low average men placed >n: 
each team, these marks are pretty good. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22 

Answers to the "bob tail" appearing in 
■ast issue of the Magazine hav? so com- 
pletely swamped the judge ("Joe" Heine) 
"hat the winner will not be announced until 
-.ext issuj. (We believe the "Ed.'' stands 
:-. good chance to "cop" the cabbage.) 

Office of Auditor of Freight Claims 

Correspondent, Nellie F. Collison 
Dear Office — I have been asked by our 
hief clerk to represent our department as 
orrespondent to the Magazine. I thank 
>.im, and with the cooperation of each one 
■f you, I shall endeavor to bring before our 
readers the bits ot interest from this, one of 
the most important departments ot this big 

For the nonce, lend me your eyesight, and 
later your assistance in bringing to my at- 
tention anything of interest that will illu- 
vninati our section. 

Yours sincerely, 
(Signed) N. F. Collison 

What a big day for our Department. The 
auditor, after having told us that we were 
"wonderful " (that is the very word he used) , 
fent broadcast among us the vacation pro- 
gram, with the flat ultimatum, one week 
•nly of meanderings through this old world 
jf ours in a luxurious Baltimore and Ohio 
Pullman or otherwise, and then by days any 
additional time we are entitled to, according 
:o the rul s and regulations. 

What expressions of pleasure and 
grimaces ';)f disappointment as we turned to 
■jjok at the selection that had been made tor 
each one of us! Just in pure spite we are 
going to gallop gladly thr(_>vigh our claims 
and other duties during the entire vacation 
perifid in order to inveigle our "Big Chief" 
:nto "ke ping step " with us, because he will 
have to be pulling his dictionary- off the 
shelf to find a more expressive word than 
"wonderful " to apply to his forward march- 
ing corps of office assistants. 

The officials, chief clerks and head clerks 
■:.f the Accounting Departments held a 
Good Fellowship fleeting in the Assembly 
Room at the Central Building on May 3. 
Ccimptroller J. J. Ekin presided and his 
address impressed most favorably some of 
us who had not had the pleasure of hearing 
him before, and the rest of us too. Besides 
many other things, he made us feel more at 
home in the Baltimore and Ohio. 

We extend our sympathy for the con- 
tinued trial of Mr. Carl Eger and his family, 
and with it our sincerest hopes for the com- 
■^']ete recovery of his sister, who has made a 
-ave fight through a most serious illness. 

With such fortitude as her brother's for an 
incentive, we fell sure that she will yet win 

The accident which overtook our ball 
team on Saturday, May 6, is much re- 
gretted and our sympathy is extended to 
the injured ones. 

J. G. Brubaker Was hailed with good cheer 
upon his safe amval from the flooded dis- 
trict. Since his experiences in Beardstown, 
he ht»s expressed violent opposition to any 
theory that a duck lives an enviable hfe. 

Our Dictaphone Department has just 
passed through a winter full of handicaps, 
emerging into a spring w-ith, seemingly, 
new vicissitudes to face. We would like to 
take this opportunity, however, to express 
our appreciation of the constancy and appli- 
cation of Miss Sara Miller and Miss Bessie 

The Daily Vaudeville Act given each day 
between 12.00 and 12.30 was much appre- 
ciated by one W. M. W. While no admis- 
sion fee is charged, he moved forward and 
took one of the best seats. As a result, the 
entertainers are seriously contemplating 
making application to the legitimate stage. 

The genuine bigness of the hearts of 
Baltimore and Ohio employes is always ex- 
pressing itself. On a pay day not so very 
long ago, one of our young, married men 
had his pocket picked of his entire salary 
on his way from the bank to the Annex 
Building. Just as soon as this tragedy 
became generally known in the office, away 
down deep into each pocket went the hand 
of each one of this big sympathetic body of 
men and women and their, unfortunate' 
comrade was presented with a goodly sum 
to alleviate his misfortune. 

A member of our force recently added 
another year to his already heavj- posses- 
sions, and as a result is proudly smoking a 
brand of "High Life." We are confident 
the donor is not a student of psycho analy- 
sis. This is a strong invocation for his 
safety, lest the suggestion be too great and 
he loiter by the wayside. 

Auditor Merchandise Receipts 

Correspondent, P. Henry Starklauf 

A Welfare Association has been formed in 
the Interline Division for the benefit of the 
clerks and in order to abolish the miscel- 
laneous collections which have been going 
the rounds for various reasons in the past. 
A representative from each group has been 
selected on the directorate. Harry Bransky, 

president; P. H. Starklauf, secretary; H. D. 
Vehstedt, treasurer, and S. C. Robinson, 
chairman of committees, including J. H. 
DoUinger, E. W Jones,. Carl Mullinix, Miss 
J. K. Grob, James Spurrier, F. C. Caslin. 
Fruit for the sick, flowers for the deceased 
and gifts for the newly-weds will be handled, 
as well as relief for those of us who may be 
in need. This organization will not be 
active socially. With the lovely .display of 
silverware seen in the office recently, it 
certainly is lending encouragement for some. 

The Revision Division recently revived 
the Lecture Course, an idea which was in 
vogue several years ago. This is instruc- 
tion to junior revision clerks as to rate con- 
struction and the intricacies of the rate 

We are reliably informed that one Har- 
riet is flashing a French Ring. More power 
to you, sister! 

Our sympathies go out to fellow clerks 
S. T. Newton, on the death of his wife, and 
J. J. French on the death of his father. 


Miss Gertrude L Holbein, ^Machine 
Room, to Mr. James Garvey, St. Joseph's 
Church, by the Rev. Maurice, C. P., April 

Miss Marie J. Strasburg, Interline Divi- 
sion, to Mr. Eugene Bullinger, St. Bernard's 
Church, by the Rev. Houck, May 3. 

Miss Bessie Barnes, Revision Division, 
to Mr. Charles M. Speicher, at her home, 
Stockton, Md., by the Rev. Zimmerman, 
June 3. 

Making the Best of It 

"Mary, were you entertaining a man in 
the kitchen last night?" "That's' for him 
to say, mum. I was doing my best with 
the materials I could find." 

— Steam Shovel and Dredge. 

Eastern Lines 
Pier 22, North River, N. Y. 

Correspondent, John Newman 

"Joe" Bayer, our agent at Pier 22, who — ■ 
fortunate fellow — owns and occupies a fine 
house and plot of ground in Floral Park, 
L. I. (occupies the house and digs in the 
plot), speaks proudly, now, ("Pride goeth 
before a fall"), of his achievements as a 
truckgardener. "Radishes coming up," he 
reported one day in early spring. (No re- 
ports since then.) Well, Joseph, as to 
radishes, it is not so much what is coming up 

I. Miss Edith Crone, who shines in her new role as substitute matron. The rest-room has just had a new set of draperies, which make it particular y 
attractive to lur women patrons. Those numbered 2 to 11, inclusive, are: Apprentice A. M. Kingsbury, Electricians A. R. Shipley, F. G. Smith, A. G. 
Mitchell and_G. T. Evans, Apprentice W. C. Brown, General Foreman W. D. Burnham, Electricians W. F. Schillenberg_ and J. W. Gardiner and 

cneii ana 1. iJ/Vans, Apprentice w. nrown, ijenerai poreman w. u. Dumnam, i:,icciiiciau& yv . r. ot-iiiiiciiucig auu j. . au« 
eman H. K. Addison. This force has been busy installing new light posts, removing the old blue-print room and taxicab stand, and installing the 
andard Time" signs at the clocks. 12. T. Mulry, known by all station employes as "Tom," man of all work, who brightens Mt. Royal with his smile 

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Left to right: i. Engineer J. S. Wei s. Switchman A. Hart, Brakeman W. R. Lancaster and Brakeman J. R. Thrush. Fireman G. Gouldin standing on 
engine. 2. Yardmas'er C. M. Gray and his two children, Mary and E'lswortb. 3. Conductor A. Day, Brakeman A. Buckingham, Brakeman W H. Miller, 
Fireman R. Meyers and Engineer A. S. Hyde. 4. Engineer A. Richardson, Fireman J. S. Engle, Cond ictor J. P. Wolf, Brakeman B. J. Breitenbach 
and Brakeman J. F. Temple. 5. Trackman T. Steneada, Trackman A. Hutzler, Foreman J. H. Biden, Trackman P. Guglic'te, Trackman J. H. Gready 
and Trackman J. Kick. 6. Wreckmen P. Hemberry and J. Dugan; Craneman C. Moran, Wreckmen F. Rogers, J. Agnes, K. Bennett and D. Fealey; Wreck 
Inspector J. T. Brennan, Wreckman J. Welsh, Fireman W. Parker, Wreckman M. Wagner and Wreckmaster T. Kelley 

—Pkoloiraphs by Brakeman L. C. Piper. B Yard 

as what is staying down that counts. We 
had a truck garden once in a 20 by 40 back 
yard, and grew radishes two leet high above 
the ground, but without roots; our potato 
vines were chmbing over the fence into our 
neighbors' yards, but nary a spud did the 
spade turn up in the fall; there was no room; 
the tomato plants had pre-empted all space 
below, showing naught above the ground 
except the hole into>'A'hich we planted them 
some months previously. Let's have your 
report next fall. There is more profit in 
digging for the "root of all evil" at Pier 22 
than for radishes at Floral ^ark. 

In the previous issue of the M.\gazine I 
spoke of the impending marriage of our 
"Bob" Riddell. It has happened. The 
following report in the proper and approved 
reportorial style has been submitted for 
publication by Edmond J. Levey, who was 
one of those present: 

The marriage of Robert Riddell, head of 
the Eastbound Department, took place on 
April 23, at St. Agnes' Church, on East 
Forty-third Street. 

Tlie bride, wearing a white lace gown and 
hat to match, looked radiantly beautiful as 
she walked to the altar on the arm of the 
best man. A reception followed at the 
bride's residence. Among those of our folks 
who attended the ceremony at the church 
were: Mr. and Mrs. J. J. Boyer, Mr. and 
Mrs. E. Levey, Frank Manthey and his 
fiancee. Miss Anna Marshall; Misses Mar- 
garet Cronin, May McCafTrey, Margaret 
Gleason, and Dorothy Rekerdres. 

(.To this I want to "butt in" with a Hip! 
Hip! Hooray! for the brave groom and the 
radiant briae. Good luck!) 

It is also reported to me, sub rosa, that 
Mr. Levey was arrayed like one of Solomon's 
lilies, or a Longchamps mannikin — hght 
suit, boutonniere, goldheaded cane and so 
forth, etc., etc. 

Coming events are not always forecast 
by shadows. Sometimes they radiate 
brilliance from symbolic insignia worn by 
ladies on the particular finger assigned to such 
purpose, a finger Jhat gets trembly with 
anxiety at the age of 16, until it is adorned. 
We are advised that Miss M. G. has ob- 

tained the coveted adornment. We are no: 
advised as to who is the happy man: gener- 
ally it is the girl's papa who is the happy 
man; we know, having had girls and gotten 
them married. Well this is the time when 
"ayoung man's fancy lightly turns to love," 
so now is the open season for the sweet 
young things to poke the unadorned finger 
at the poor game and speak the mystic pass- 
word, "Open Sesame." It will work, in 
season. But, having strayed from the main 
hne we apologize and herewith, Miss M.G.. 
offer you our congratulations! 

The Correspondent: Mr. Bayer, have 
you not something or somebody meriting 
'Honorable Mention' in the Mag.azine.' 

Mr. Bayer (agent): Well, ' yes, but — I 
don't like to blow my own horn. 

Just then a violet on Miss Marshall's desk, 
who overheard this, "dropped " its eyes and 
sank to the bottom of the glass. 

In the April issue of the NL\g.\.zine there 
appears a picture of John Bradley and his 
daughter Elizabeth, drawn by our car- 
toonist, Mr. Lynch. I understand that Mr. 
Lynch is not as yet a proud father but that 
he has acquired some real estate recently 
in the vicinity of Montclair, X. J.,at which 
point Bradley resides. It is hoped that 
when he enters his new quarters he will be 
as fortunate as Mr. Bradley has been. 

The following communication, signei 
"Wallabout," received for publication: 
"Al" Fox, chief delivery clerk. Pier 22. on 
his return from a recent trip to Kingston. 
X. Y., advertised Sloan's Liniment by 
charging the atmosphere surrounding him 
with its pungent odor. Confidential in- 
quiries elicited the confidential reply that 
he was suffering from muscular .soreness re- 
sulting from the strenuous welcome he re- 
ceived at Kingston. ("Al" weighs about 
95 pounds — we wonder what her weight is — 
Corr. ) However, like a game cock, "Al" 
doesn't know when he has had enough. He 
is applying for a yearly pass to Kingston. 
Evidence points to a strong attraction in 
that "burg." Give us details, Mr. F'-^x, for 
the Magazine. 

Staten Island 

Correspondent, G. J. GooLic 

J. V. C. to J. A. G.: "You ought to know 
'^.at you can't drive a nail with a sponge, 
ito matter how hard you soak it." 

J. Catalano was recently employed a> 
clerk to division agent, with headquarter? 
at Pier 6, St. George. We all wish him the 
greatest success. 

G. W., file clerk. Superintendent's Office. 
Pier 6, St. George, was going to elope, but 
was caught coming out of the window. We 
did not think this of you, G. W. What's the 

Division Operator and Chief Trai<!> Dis- 
patcher and ^Irs. J. F. McGowan are now 
touring through Ireland and England. 
They sailed on the "Aquitania" on May 2. 
We expect them to return on June 2. 

The employes of the Staten Island Lines 
extend their heartfelt sympathy to the 
famiHes of the following employes: 

Patrolman Daniel Horrigan, who died at 
his home on May G.> Fred Rickhow, pen- 
sioner, former painter foreman, died at his 
home on May 2. 

John F. Pettigrew, father of Assistant 
Division Engineer Walter E. Pettigrew, 
died on May 10. 

On Satunlay afternoon. May 6, the 
Staten Island Railroad Club played its first 
game 01 baseball of the season and easily 
defeated the Curtis Evening High School by 
a score of 12-7 at Emerson Field, Concord. 

Batteries for the Railroad Club: J. 
Dobbyn and W. Steele. 

John Kopko and Al Ryan, and Johnnie 
Goodski, steady and effective at all times, 
had the Curtis batters baffled. Kopk" 
tripled in the seventh inning, scoring 
Johnnie Goodski. In the ninth inning Cur- 
tis had three men on base and none out bu: 
was smothered by a triple play. Johtmie 
Goodski, second base, to "Boh" Wilson, 
first base, to Johnnie Goodski. 

The club team lined up as follows: R. 
Wilson, lb.: C. M. Ryan, r. f.; J. F. Lang- 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig22 

lord, r. f. ; S. Dougherty, 3b.; J. Larkin, s. 
i.; J. \". Ryan, 2b.; j. A. Goodski, 2b.; 
11 Geo. O'Regan, 1. f. ; J. Bloom, 1. f.; Frank 
Rebhan, c. f . ; W. Rabum, c. f. ; Al Ryan, c. ; 
'. Kopko, p. 
The Club would like to arrange games 
;th other Baltimore and Ohio teams in the 
icinity of Philadelphia, Baltimore and 

Mt. Clare Shops 

Correspondent, Mollie S. Albrecht 

Superintendent of Shops' Office 

During the recent rains we had in Balti- 
more, we had quite a few experiences with 
t, umbrellas! Xow Poole and Hankin have 
i decided that the best way to keep somebody 
[|| from playing a joke on them and taking 
their umbrellas is to keep a Yale lock on 
I' them. Never mind, Poole, the rain won't 
melt or shrink you, and it won't take the 
; url out of Hankin's hair. 

Every day, about three o'clock, you can 
.car a long string of numbers and names 
emg poured from the lips of our illustrious 
friend, Davis, into the ears of our young 
lawyer, Poole. Of course you can guess that 
this is the 1150 being checked up, but 
honestly, it sounds like a Victrola. Thej^ 
have a system all of their .own, and our 
[, speediest locomotives haven't a thing on 
them. Some of these days we are afraid 
they'll have a derailment. 

Everybody at Mt. Clare knows that a 
certain distinguished gentleman, all during 
the winter months, wore a disreputable 
loking straw hat, which was purchased last 

year in Cuba. One night, during a cold 
spell, this handsome gentleman was seen 
going up Arlington Avenue with this same 
straw bonnet sitting jauntily on his liead. 
The rain was pouring from the heavens in 
buckets, and although an imbrella covered 
the straw head-gear for a while, somebody 
c me hastily up to our friend, and hinted of 
his error, saying he was probably trying to 
force the season! All the residents of Ar- 
lington Avenue can tell that the air was 
just a little blue for a few moments, and then 
they can also tell that this same illustrious 
gentleman made a hasty retreat, secured 
more appropriate headgear, and the old 
Cuban hat hasn't been seen resting on his 
noble forehead since. 

Complaint has been made that the Shops 
a Mt. Clare do not receive notice in the 
notes of "Among Ourselves." I would 
like the employes of the various shops to 
know that there is a man in every shop who 
has been appointed to send in to me by the 
fifth day of each month, any notes of in- 
terest. When these notes are received by 
the correspondent, they are immediately 
sent to the editor of the M.\gazine. If 
the man in your shop who has been ap- 
pointed to help the correspondent, is asleep 
at the switch, your shop will not receive any 
notice in the M.\g.\zine, as I am not in posi- 
tion to get all the little bits of gossip and 
notes of interest that are floating aroimd. 
I am, therefore, sending out an appeal to 
all the parties I have asked for help, to please 
give me the notes of interest, so the shops 
will not complain about not receiving any 
notice. The Flue Plant i*;; the only shop 
that has "come across" with any help. I 
wish to thank Mr. Raeuchle sincerely! 

I"ere are little Tho-ras and Catharine, chi'dren 
of ^ rake.-nan T. A. Wiseley, East Side, Phila. 

Sparks From the Flue Plant 

"Jack" Hawkins is the original "Book 
Lamin" guy of this shop! He will write 
anything for you from a love letter to your 
last will and testament. 

Stickells stopped smoking on March S. 
He doesn't say why, but we have an idea 
"Sticks" had too many friends who were 
afraid of the Indian in front of the cigar 

If you want to know anything about 
baseball, just ask the Flue Plant experts. 
Judge Duffy Kuhl, John Edward Kuhl and 
Harn,' Tarun, the boy who play« the Flue 
Plant organ, commonly known as the ' 'flue 
rattler. " 

Just Remember 

If you're happy, just remember that a lot 

of us are not ; 
And the same if you are fortunate and 


There are many we've forgotten that should 

never be torgot, 
There are many need a bit of smile and song. 

If you're merry, just remember there are 

others who are sad. 
And 'twould make your heart merrier the 


If you passed a bit of sunshine that the rest 
might know how glad ' 

Life has made you. with its Ijlessings and its 

If you're sunnj-, just remeniber there are 

lots who never see 
The sweetness of the sunshine as they go. 
There's a lot of love and labor in this world 

for you and me 
Just to scatter seeds of kindness as we go. 

— The Baltimore American 
This was handed me by the Flue Plant 
man. This surely is their motto. They are 
the happiest bunch in the world! 

Mechanical Engineer's Office 

Both Mr. Lawson and Mr. Armstrong, of 
this office, boast a newcomer in their 
families. I don't suppose it will be long 
before they will be swapping little hints on 
how babies should be lirought up, what 
helps them to teethe more easily, what's the 
best for little coughs, etc. However, we 
wish to extend to both Mr. Lawson "s 
daughter, and Mr. Armstrong's son a 
cordial mvitation to join our Mt. Clare 
cradle roll. We hope their daddies will soon 
favor us with a picture for the M.\g.\zine. 

Mr. Robert Morton has been sick for 
quite a while. We miss him lots! Here's 


I. Do'is, aged 6, daughter of Machinist J. M. Hittel, Erectmg Shop. 2. Jane Lee, one year o d, 
daughter of Machinist S. L. Roth and Valletta Galloway Roth ( formerly of the Car Service Department 1, 
and Ganddaughter of Erecting Shop Foreman Lawrence E. Galloway. 3. Richard W., aged 7 years, son 
of Car Inspector W. F. Dorsey. 4. Christian F. Jr., aged 2 years, son of Machinist Christian F. Bin, 
Erecting Shop. 5. Lillian M., aged two and one-half years, daughter of Car Inspector W. F. Dorsey. 
6. Roland F., aged 2 years, son of Machinist E. A. Torbach, Erecting Shop 

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hoping that he will soon he well enough to 
come back to the office, so we can truthfully 
sing: "Hail! Hail! the Gang's all here!" 
(.and the balance, which I won't say). 

Every Saturday for the past few weeks, 
"Pop" Morningstar breezes out of the 
office, with a huge smile on his face! We 
are (lying of curiosity. "Pop;" won't yc>u 
let us into the secret? Arc you "pulling" 
something over on the Missus, or is there 
something more interesting up your sleeve? 
They say that "murder will out," so I 
suppose, during the course of human events, 
we'll find out! 

Printing Department 

Correspondent, H. R. Foc.l.E 
The Printing Department boys wish to 
announce that the baseball team is now 
reaily to meet all comers. The manager, 
Mr. Handley, .says that he is willing to stack 
his team tip agains' anything that the other 
departments of the Baltimore and C)hio have 
to offer, and he is supported by all the boys. 
Come along, boys, and root for the team. 

Baltimore Terminal Division 

Agent's Office, Camden Station 

Correspondent, W. H. Bull 

In looking about for news items for the 
June Issue, I came in contact with Charles 
J. (Tillespie, better known to his old friends 
as "Felix," who is clerk to the general 
foreman. He told me that he thought that 
he was the first stenographer at Camden 
Station, and when he told me his history, I 
quite agreed with him. He tells me that he 
entered the service in 1873 as a mes.senger 
l^oy in the Old Freight Office, which was 
then located on Eutaw Street opposite Con- 
way and he well remembers the following 
employes: Chief Clerk John W. Chesley, 
-Manifest Clerk Samuel Woodward, Mani- 
fest Clerk Arthur Spice, Manifest Clerk 
Theodore Dobler, '-Telegraph Operator 
Harry Menslage, Manifest Clerk Wilham 

Mr. Gillespie was later transferred to the 
ciffice of Oliver Hoblitzel, general agent, 
whose office was then located at Camden 
and Eutaw Streets, where our Local Freight 
Office now stands. The office force at that 
time, as he remembers it, consisted of 
Messrs. John Gephart, John Henshaw and 
Frey Bailey, who is now in Auditor Mer- 
chandise Receipt's Office. When Mr. 
Hoblitzel resigned, he was succeeded as 
general agent by A. J. Fairbank, who pre- 
viously had been in charge of both Mt. 
Clare and Camden Stations. When Mr. 
Gillespie took up the duties of secretary to 
the general agent, he found it necessary to 
take up shorthand. He acquired the Ben 
Pitman System and considers, therefore* 
that he was the first stenographer in the 
Local Freight Office, Camden Station. Mr. 
Gillespie entered the service under President 
John W. Garrett, with whom he was well 
acquainted. He also remembers Edwin 
Potts and A. B. Crane, who were Mr. 
Garrett's private secretaries. Mr. Gil- 
lespie has promised me a picture, which will 
appear in a later issue. 

The stork is still paying periodical visits 
to our office force, this time leaving a ten 
and one half pound baby girl at the home of 
Mr. and Mrs. Louis C. Wode. We all ex- 
tend congratulations! 

Baltimore Division 

Correspondent, W. H. Takr 

Brakeman A. H. Beard, East End, called 
at the office in the interests of the "Get 
More Business Campaign." His effort will 
result in the Baltimore and Ohio getting a 

U>nger haul. Wc arc glad to see Mr. Beard 
interested in such work. 

George Zimmerman, secretary to Super- 
intendent C. M. Shriver, recently became 
the proud daddy of a bouncing boy. Con- 
gratulations, George! He is now inquiring 
ct-ncerning the medicinal qualities of Elixir 
I'f Catnip and Fennel. 

Well, Creorge, we suggest you consult 
with Division Engineer G. S. Crites, to 
whose home the stork has made an addition 
of a son. Congratulations. Mr. Crites! 

He finally got it. We mean "Billy" 
Devlin. Xo more late hours at the office. 
Give her plenty of gas. Bill. 

We are reciuesced to insert the following: 
"What legal rights has a chicken on the 

Public Highways?" Address all answers to 
K. Cralloway, district master mechanic, 

Baltimore, Maryland. 

It is stated that Miss Esther Auld had to 
wring her handkerchief after "seeing the 
photoplay, "Orphans of the Storm." 
Wonder what her escort did to comfort her. 

Miss Elizabeth Carr has been sporting a 
new red sweater in the office. Six months 
to make it and one month to wear. 

We often wondered what makes "Ed." 
Myerly yell so loud over the telephone. 
Xow we know. He is so used to hearing the 
noise of his Lizzie that he thinks everyone 
yells when he speaks. All wrong "Ed." 
Say less in a quiet voice and mean more. 

Washington, D. C. Freight Station 

Correspondent, W. L. Whiting 

The absence of notes from Washington in 
the May issue of the M.\g.\zine is re- 
gretted more by your correspondent than 
by the readers, as it breaks an almost con- 
tinuous record since the first publication; 
but the circumstances mentioned in the 
April number are accountable for the omis- 
sion. However, a$ suggested, we are again 
on deck with both feet— such as they are — 
and promise to be more careful in the future. 

April has not been behind its predecessors 
in business. We have had a hea\'j' rush, 
both in and out bound. Our yard has been 
tilled with cars and our sheds with less car- 
load freight. In addition we have had two 
carnival shows parked on our tracks: The 
Rubin and Cherry Show, which exhibited 
on the grounds of the Camp Meigs under 
the auspices of the American Legion ; and the 
Gloth's Greater Show, which disfflayed its 
marvels for the betieht of some of the 
Masonic bodies of this city. The former 
had thirty cars and the latter fifteen cars, 
so that our yard presented a lively -sight to 
the visitors in this neig'hborhood. 

The usual spring automobile trade is also 
fine. There is a continuous procession of 
machines l)eing unloaded and run ofT out 
platforms. It is evident that not every one 
in Washington has vet secured an ai:tomo- 

Our Claim Department has also been in 
evidence as the following figures will show: 
Total Total 
Claims Amount 

April, 1 92 1 118 S4411.13 

April, 1922 102 S1590.93 

While this does not indicate a large reduc- 
tion in the number of claims, yet the amount 
paid is so much less than in 1921 that it 
shows that close attention has been given 
to the details connected with the claims, 
and that the "blue pencil" has been busy. 
The increase in business in April, 1922, over 
April, 192 1 will account for the small re- 
duction of the number. 

.\ number <jf the homes of C)ur co-workers 
have been sad on account of deaths. 

On March 22, Samuel O. White, father of 
General Yardmaster F. S. White, and Night 
YarJmaster F. O. White, j)as.sed to his long 
rest. Mr. White was a victim of high blood 
pressure, which cause:! a sudden henrt fail- 
ure, r^.sulting in his at his home at 
Camp Me:ule Junction. The burial took 
place in Lincoln Cemetery. The impressive 
services of the Order of Eastern Star and the 
Brotherhood of Railroad Trainmen were 
])erformcd at the grave by these bodies, of 
which Mr. White was a member. 

Mr. White entere 1 the service of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad at the age of 
sixteen and filled many positions. He 
became Train Baggagemaster, Baltimore 
Division, and was later transferred to the 
Philadelphia Division. He was honoraVjly 
retired in December, 1921, and was granted 
a well earned pension. Mr. White was 68 
years old. 

Our messenger boy, Wind.sf)r B. Haga, is 
another of our force who is mouming the 
loss of a belove 1 sister. Miss Pauline 
Haga, ago 18, was taken with a very heavy 
cold and was ordered by her physician to 
seek another climate. Her mother accom- 
panied her to Albany, Mo., in the hope that 
the change would benefit her. But death 
overtook lier on .April 8, after a short illness. 
Miss Haga was employed at Woodward an.I 
Lothrop's Department store, this city. Her 
many friend in that establishment were 
grieved to hear of her jjassing away. Tem- 
porary burial tc>ok place at Albany. 

And still another home of one of our 
fellow workers h3s in it a "vacant chair." 
Irving E. Catterton, our cash clerk, was 
called to the bedside of his father, Zach- 
arJuh Catterton, whom he found suffering 
from a severe attack of acute indigestion. 
Mr. Catterton appeared to be improving, 
and hopes were entertained for his rec-o\ ery, 
until April 25, when he suffered a heart at- 
tack, which proved fatal. Death took jjlace 
at his home at Bristol, Md., and the Inirial 
was at Mt. Zion, Md. The deceased was a 
member of the Junior Order United .American 
Mechanics, and the funeral w-as conducted 
by members of this Order. Mr. Catterton 
was 58 years of age. 

Even as these notes are being penne^the 
sad news con>es that death has visited the 
home of our esteemed fellow-employe, Ohi'D 
D. Boyle. Mr. Boyle and his family were 
.jaTting a sW:)rt -ride jin his automobile on 
JStmday, MSy 7. Whilfe in the Soldiers' 
Home Park lie apd his pretty, curly haire 1 
little-j^n, Cliarfes Edward, left the machine 
•to obtain a drjnk.of Water at one of the park 
fountains. -As they ♦umed to go back to 
their airtomobile, the ^tle boy stepped into 
the road. Just -then "an automobile, driven 
by another part<-,Vame by and struck the 
little fellow, knocking him down and i::- 
flicting ver>- severe injuries, from which i.e 
died on the next rtjqming. It is needless : 1 
say- that the liftle ffcllow's toddling fo. 
steps will be missed in the neighV)orhot.f: . 

C)ur deepest sympathies are extended t > 
the sorrowing relatives and friends of a.l 
the liereaved ones in their hour of sadness. 

A few changes have taken place in our 
force recently, .\llan W. Kidd, retorl 
binder who has found a position that he 
thinks is more to his liking than railroading, 
is succeeded here by Theodore Selke, son < >f 
Agent D. L. Selke,'Benning, D. C. 

Waybill Clerk M. C. Mott has also left 
us to seek other fields of service. Elias W. 
Kidwiler, who was employed in this t>ffice 
before the war called him away, has re- 
turned to the fold as successor to NL C. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. June, ig22 

Michael F. Keily, one of the veterans of 
the Baltimore and Ohio service, employed 
here as sealer, has been on the sick list for 
sometime. We hope that we shall soon see 
his happy, smiling face. 

We are undergoing a thorough spring 
cleaning here. Everything is receiving a 
new coat of paint. <Jur lawn in front of the 
ofKce has been much improved, and is now 
a thing of beauty and pleasing to the eye. 
Our yard is receiving the attention of a large 
force, placing new bumping posts at the end 
of every track, and we have all new window 
shades in the office. The. visitors to Wash- 
ington this coming sum.mer, many of whom 
come in trains that park in our yard, cannot 
fail to be impressed with the beauty of our 
freight station. 


Correspondent, R. L. Much, Conductor 

In the accompanying picture we have J. 
T. Martin, Veteran father of yardmasters. 
The picture was snapped in front of east- 
bound passenger station, Brunswick. Mr. 
Martin is "headed east" on business. On 
all occasions he can be found giving good 
advice to our young men all over the road. 

James Gletner, clerk to Terminal Train - 
r.-.aster W. 0. Shields, and Miss Thelma 
McCormick, a popular young lady of 
Brunswick, were married by the Rev. Don- 
1; n. A honeymoon to New York and back, 

and James is back on the job. Good luck 
to both! 

Miss Lela Davis, second turn cashier, 
Baltimore and Ohio Y. M. C. A. of Cumber- 
land, Md., is considered to be one of the 
prettijst as well as the most popular young 
ladies on our road. Miss Davis attends 
school during the day and works her turn 
at night. She greets our boys with a cheer- 
ful smiile and has a kind word for everyone. 

Here we see also Mr. and Mrs. Mercer 
Davis, of Jacksonville, Florida. Mr. Davis 
is connected with the United States Shipping 
Board, and has interests in our Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad. Mrs. Davis is a niece 
of your correspondent and is a great ad- 
mirer of our Magazine. 

Behold Captain Joseph B. Much and 
family enjoying a rest, after a long drive 
through the beautiful parks and highways 
of Washington, D. C, and Virginia. 

Lieut. W. Axline, Baltimore and Ohio 
officer, has been very busy keeping our 
yards clear of train riders. Mr. Axline de- 
serves great credit for the manner in which 
he has controlled the situation here. Fewer 
robberies are reported in our territory, on 
account of the able manner in which he 
manages his staff. 

Patrolman Davis Lewis, was presented 
with a handsome medal by the "Order of 

Reindeers," for his earnest efforts in secu- 
ring a home for the Order. 

Engineer A. B. Hallef, who has been 
suff'ering with rheumatism for some time, 
is back on the job. He made "some Injun" 
chief at the Brunswick celebration. 

A great many of our railroad men here 
are contemplating a sight-seeing tour of 
Washington, Baltimore, Philadelphia and 
Xew York. Of course they will be accom- 
panied by their wives and sweethearts. A 
visit to our officials, while in Baltimore, 
will be the main feature ot the trip. 

On account of the great mine strike, 
which has caused a depression of business 
all over the country, several hundred of our 
boys have been furloughed. An early settle- 
ment is hoped for in order that an agree- 
ment will soon be reached so we can resume 
normal conditions. Our "hump" riders 
are getting restless, as they like to change 
of? from a box car to a "hopper." 

Yard Brakeman "Ed" Moore who had 
both feet amputated some weeks ago, is 
"learning to walk" on his new feet. 

Conductor "Sam" Moore, who naturally 
takes life easy, is suffering from rheumatism. 
We hope "Sam" will be back on the job 
again, as he is well liked by our boys all 
over the road. 

Conductor "Preacher" Smith bought a 
new necktie last week (ask him about it). 
He is not only a good railroad man and 
"preacher," but is fond of neckties. 

Ciunberland Division 

Correspondent, John Sell 

The accompanying picture is a good like- 
ness of WiUiam H. Gatehouse, M. P. clerk, 
Division Accountant's Office, Cumberland. 
Mr. Gatehouse is also a member of Balti- 
more and Ohio Queen City Fire Brigade, 
having had previous experience in this line 
with the Frostburg Fire Department, 
which is considered the "crack" organiza- 
tion of Western Maryland. 

The night force around the Queen City 
Station could not understand why Night 
Messenger Henry Miles, who pilots mes- 
sages around the building and city, made so 
many trips to the restaurant for coffee. He 
has been found out; we know also why he 
gets good measure. 

Harpers Ferry, which is a Blue Line 
Station, has recently been given a thorough 
renovation. The building has been re- 
painted and grounds put in condition for the 
summer. It now presents a beautiful ap- 
pearance, set in nature's beautiful surround- 
ing, the Potomac and Shenandoah in the 
background. Our patrons in passing always 
note the beautiful scenery, and the improve- 
ments are attracting widespread comment. 

Harry T. Henry, night car distributor, 
and Miss Bessie Custer Oglebie, steno- 
grapher in the Superintendent's Office, were 
quietly married in Baltimore on Thursday, 
April 20. They are receiving congratu- 
lations of their many friends. The office force 
presented them with a beautiful silver tea 

B. A. Noone has held the checker champi- 
onship during the past season against all 

Another early spring wedding was that of 
A. P. Connell, C. T. time clerk. Division 
Accountant's Office, and Miss Leatha 
Ambrose, stenographer, Agent's Office, 

Our list of eligibles is gradually dimin- 
ishing, and at the present rate, should be 


Left to right, upper pictures : Captain Joseph B. Much and family ; Tonnage Inspector J. W. Martin. 
Center: the new fire-fighting apparatus at Brunswick. Lower .'Mr. and Mrs. Mercer Davis and Miss 
Lela Davis, second turn cashier, Baltimore and Ohio Y. M. C. A. 

Baltimore cr l Chio Masazine, June. IQ22 


exhausted by the last of Jvine. We will see 
that our Magazine readers are kept fully 
advised as they materialize. 

Mrs. Elizabeth Jones, janitress, Queen 
City Station Building, was recently entere 1 
in a "Queens" contest at a lockl church, 
and walked off with second honors among 
a large number of contenders. 

Yard Clerk R. C. Miller was recently ap- 
pointed to an important position in the 
Division Accountant's Office. 

Assistant Chief Yard Clerk H. J. Ming- 
hini, has been appointed chief inventory 
clerk. East Yards, succeeding J. H. Penrc)'.!, 
who has been appointed chalker. Yard " E." 

Yardmaster L. R. Madden recently spent 
some time touring New York and other 
eastern cities. 

Y'ard Clerk Webb C. Kline who has been 
on the sick list for some time, is rapidly im- 
proving . 

The late April frosts arc reported to have 
done considerable damage to the fruit crops; 
it is estimated that the peach crop in par- 
ticular will be small this season. 

Crossing Watchman "Birdie" Wamick 
Harrison Street Crossing, is right on the 
job, having one of the busiest crossings in the 
city. By careful attention to duty he has 
not had an accident to occur on his crossing 
and he's right on the job at all times. 

The Cumberland Baltimore and Ohio 
Baseball team is fast getting in form, having 
played several games recently with local and 
visiting teams, and come out victorious. 
They are ready to meet any contenders. 

A number of readers want to know the 
joke about the " Victrola. " John, can't you 
help them out in the next issue? 

William H. Gatehous?, M. P. Clerk, Division 
Accountant's Office, Cumberland 

Two engines of small type are being fitted 
out with apparatus for an economy test 
over the Cumberland Division. Engineer 
" Ed.' ' Merckle has been chosen to run these 
engines. When it comes to economy, effi- 
ciency and general attention to duty, "Ed" 
is on the job. 

The Ladies' Auxiliary of the Veterans' 
Association is increasing in numbers very 
rapidly, as they want to be near their men 
all the time. They feel like they are a part 
of the great Baltimore and Ohio, and de- 
serve notice. 

Flagman "Ed" Cain was held up at Sir 
Johns Run and robbed of seventeen dollars. 
"Ed" said when he looked into the muzzle 

tl'.e robber's gun, it k« iked like a c inu'-^n. 
Wc feel sorry for you "Ed;" leave yo::r 
iv.oney at home next time. 

The following resolutions were passe i ' 
the members of the Cumberland Shop Ban ! 
on the death of Isaac K. Conway, who w;.s 
killed in the accident at Fairhop?. Pa.: 

WiiKKEAS: The Almighty in His infinite 
wisdom has s?en fit to remove from our 
midst, our friend and co-worker, Isaac K. 
Conway, and 

Whi- reas: In the death of Isaac K. Con- 
way, the Baltimore and r)hio Shop Band 
has lost an efficient and able niember, and 
one who was esteemed by all — therefore be 

Riisoi.VEu: That we extend to the be- 
reaved family our condc>lence and sincere 
sympathy, and be it further 
' Resolved: That a copy of these resolu- 
tions be forwarded to the family of our es- 
teemed late friend, Isaac K. Conway; that 
a copy be spread upon the minutes of our 
Band meetings, and that copies be for- 
warded to the Cumberland Daily News 
and the Baltimore and Ohio Ma(;azine 
for publication. 

E. F. Warner, 
P. D. Harvey, 

Master Mechanic's Office 

Correspondent, R. J. CofLEHAN, 
As this is the first contribution from th.e 
new correspondent, it is sincerely hoped 
that it will to some extent, appeal to every- 
one, particularly the employes of the Me- 
chanical Department on the Cumberland 
Division, and that they in the future will 
"come across" and furnish some real good 
and interesting facts so that we may be on 

Brakemen Charles Mouse and William Mitchell and Conductor Hill Carter, who manned the tram on which President Harding traveled over the Cumberland 
Division during April. The train is shown in the lower picture 

Baliimo"e and Ohio Magazine. June. IQ22 

The Potomac Hose Coirpany, the fire brigade at Green Spring 

the "map" in our Magazine. To get news 
is an easy matter, provided everyone will 

Mr. Robert McVicar, a representative of 
the Galena Signal Oil Co., on a recent visit 
to Cumberland Shops, made an inspection 
of oilhouse located in east car yard and pro- 
nounced it to hi one of the mos up-to-date 
oilhouses in his territory; in fact, as he put 
it, it's 100 per cent. 

In view of the various methods of solici- 
ting business for the Baltimore and Ohio, 
we wonder if the employes located in 
Cumberland, appreciate that now is the 
time for them to secure business to and from 
this point. Just now Cumberland, like all 
other cities, has been unable to care for all 
who seek employment ; in fact our Company 
at the present time is (and has always been) 
the main or most representative employer, 
and with this and other facts in mind, the 
Baltimore and Ohio is justly entitled to not 
less than 95 per cent, of the transportation 
that comes and goes. In other words, when 
purchasing any article, this should be im- 
pressed upon our merchants and we should 
expect them to make sort of a trade — to give 
our Company the business, as we do them. 

"Jake" our assistant chief clerk, recently 
made a visit to Connellsville and Grafton 
on Company business. He reports that 
things were running smoothly, the same as 
at our shops. 

W. V. Fairall, Car Department, recently 
secured his auto tag and license. The en- 
tire force has been promised a spin in his 
"gasoline buggy. " 

Now that the duck-pin amusement has 
been "put on the shelf" for the season, the 
boys have started on the war-path in the 
way of baseball. They already have had 
two victims to their credit, and' from what 
can be learned, there is going to be no stop- 
ping 'em. 

The ladies duck-pin team hkewise has 
been laid aside and we undertand that they 
are investing their idle moments in a "sew- 
ing circle. " At a recent mee ing held at the 
home of Twilla Willison, after the election 
of officers, the members were given a dough- 
nut treat. 

" Charley " Weisk'ettle, out on hne of road, 
recently was invited to tak a motor car ride. 
After making all arrangements, we under- 
stand he only traveled on it about a half 
mile and then had to push the car for the rest 
of the trip. This is tough luck, "Charley." 

The pictures on page ahead are of Presi- 
dent Harding's special train on the Cumber- 
land Division on April 2«. Here we have 
the train crew in charge from Cumberland 

to Washington: Captain Hill Carter, Brake- 
men Charles Mouse and William Mitchell. 
Everything in connection with the prepara- 
tion of the 5227 was personally super\'ised 
by Division Master \Iechanic T. F. Per- 
kinson, who certainly had her shined up 
like a bright new silver dollar, and the en- 
gine was good for as long a run as the silver 
piece mentioned. 

Timber Treating Plant, Green Spring 

Correspondent, E. E. Ale.xander 

Track foreman cannot keep the right of 
way clean while those living adjacent to it 
use it as a dumping ground. 

DO NOT dump rubbish or refuse of any 
kind along the right of wav. It is 

Burn all refuse that will burn. 

Bury, haul or wheel away to some ob- 
scure place rubbish that will not burn. 

If wheeled along the right of way it 
should have cinders put over it so that it 
will be buried and hidden. 

Help us in keeping our right of way at 
Green Spring clean, both for looks and for 

(The above is a copy of notice handed to 
employes living in Company houses and 
posted' on our bulletin boards.) 

Fireman J. R. House purchased the Dor- 
sey property formerly occupied by Switch- 
man D. H. Talley. Mr. House is remodeling 
this and greatly improving its appearance. 

The photograph accompanying our notes 
this month is of the Potomac Hose Corn- 
pany, our fire brigade. Those shown in 
photograph are, kneeling, left to right: 
Hoseman R. D. Nixon, Nozzleman F. A. 
Sebold, Captain R. H. Corbin, Hydrant- 
man B. F. Reed. Standing, left to right: 
Inspector G. C. Conley, Nozzleman James 
Shaw, Assistant Chief H. W. Gross, Noz- 
zleman C. M. Lewis, Hoseman G. P. 
Chesshire, Hoseman R. G. Brown, Captain 
A. E. Irving, Hoseman H. S. Simpson, and 
at extreme right Assistant Chief E. M. 
Stottlemeyer, and Chief E. E. Alexander. 
Hoseman "B. F. Twigg and Hosemen and 
Cartmen E. F. Bean and J. M. Bean were 
absent when picture was taken. 

Mr. W. Buehler, engineer. Wood Preser- 
vation, Barrett Company, New York City 
was a visitor at the Plant on May 10. 

Keyser, W. Va. 

Correspondent, H. B. Kight 
The accompanying picture is of Pen- 
sioned Conductor John T. Compton. He 
began his railroad career as a trackman 39 

years ago, remaining as such for about one 
year, after which he secured a position as 
brakeman. He served in this capacity for 
seven years, when he was promoted to con- 
ductor on the East End of the Cumberland 
Division. He served as a freight conductor 
for 22 years and as a passenger conductor 
on the East End for 16 years. He was pen- 
sioned in January, 1921. 

Mr. Compton was chairman for the O. 
R. C. from three different Lodges, Bruns- 
wick, Martinsburg and Keyser, and is at 
present chairman of the Legislative Board 
for West Virginia. He is active in church 
work and is a steward of the Davis Street 
M. E. Church of this city. He is now a 
Justice of the Peace of New Creek District, 
of Mineral County, and is aspiring to a 
higher goal, having announced his candi- 
dacy for the state senate in the coming 

Keyser Shop Notes 

Up to the present writing Car Foreman 
Pownall still has the dog, but is holding 
him by an eye lash. If " Bob " ever does loose 
the dog it will be a toss up if he goes to"BiH" 
Ravenscraft or "Pat" Naughton. 

Car Foreman Stanley states that since 
the car forces have been reduced, he has 
worn out four pair of pants. No — but b}' 
his pedometer he carries in his pocket get- 
ting so hot, that it burns out the sides of his 

J. T. Compton 

Baltimore- and Ohio Magazine. June. 1922 



DEPOSITS $1,055,260.26 

j The First National Bank { 



Keyser, W. Va. 

Interest paid ever; six months 
from date of deposit 

We have it from good authority that 
Boiler Foreman Spicer has about com- 
plel>!d his minstrel troupe that will represent 
the Loco Department at the Picnic to be 
held in Mill Meadow on July 4. Among the 
stars that he is slowly developing are Pax- 
ton, "Bill" Liller, "Ben" Kalbaugh and 
John Kenny as the end men; Jack Griffen, 
Tom Stewart, John Dorsey and "Bill" 
Kady as the premier quartette, while "Mike" 
Graney will, as usual, hold down the job as 

Two of our old regulars will soon leave the 
ser\-ice after spending the greater portion of 
their lives in the Loco Department at 
Piedmont and Keyser. Messrs. Henn,^ Xau 
and Michael J. Dugan have made appHca- 
tion to be retired. Both of these employes 
entered the service of the Company at Pied- 
mont as engine cleaners, Mr. Dugan in 1869 
and Mr. Nau in 1873. 

Mr. Dugan later learned the trade of 
boilermaker, Mr. Nau of blacksmith. 
Having served the Company 50 years in 
tiieir various capacities, the employes of 
the shop, while regretting their departure, 
wish them the best of luck and trust that 
they will be able to enjoy many years of the 
peace and comfort to which their long and 
faithful service entitles them. 

I cannot complete the notes for the 
present month without writing a few words 
about Eleanor Davis Ravenscraft, whose 
photo accompanies this article. Eleanor is 
the one year old daugfeter of Mr. and Mrs. 
Ray Ravenscraft, Mr. Ravenscraft being 
the foreman of the Reclamation Plant at 
this station. While this young lady is not as 
yet able to tell by words wh^re all are to 
head in, she is without a doubt boss of her 
home. Oscar, as she is more familiarly 
known to her friends, has her Papa so con- 
trolled that Roy is the model husband as far 
as staying at home at night is concerned. 

Oscar Spotts, Machine Shop foreman, 
who has been quite ill at Hoffman Hospital, 
and J. H. Dimk, painter foreman, ill at his 
home in Piedmont, we are glad to say are 
much improved and will soon be able to 
resume their duties. 

The accompanying photo showing a few 
of the Mallet engines we have stored at this 
station, gives one an idea of the falling off in 
business on the West End of the Cumber- 
land Dix-ision, due to present coal strike. 
The engines are still in first class condition 
and estimated good for from 10 to 12 months 
service when placed on the road. This idle 
power is capable ot moving 1 500 loaded cars 
or 2250 empty cars daily over this moun- 
tainous division and represents the employ- 
ment of 180 train and cnginemen. 

Connellsville Division 
OflBce of Train Master 

Correspondent, C. E. Reynolds 
Remember the time when you and I were 
just little fellows, and along came one of 
those bill posters and smeared paste all over 
the side of the barn and then covered it 
completely with one of those big litho- 
graphed posters announcing that Q. T. 
Earnings Great and Only Circus would 
exhibit both afternoon and evening on a 
certain date which to us then seemed an 
age to wait? Then, after having read the 
sign over and over every day until we could 
shut our eyes and see those animals go 
through their tricks and could repeat each 
word by heart, finally the great day arrived 
and with it the "Thrill that comes once in a 
lifetime? " 

Well, our great day arrived April 24, and 
it fell on Monday too, just after having had 
a half holiday Saturday which w-as followed 
up by an all day's rest on Sunday; naturally 
we were well groomed for the glorious event. 
When we reached our dugouts on this par- 
ticular morning. Dame Rumor had it that 
a very distinguished personage was about 
to pay us a visit. The party referred to had 
arrived in our city on No. 17. Finally some 
bug (as all bugs do) got a tip that said dis- 
tinguished visitor was none other than Miss 
Margaret Talbott Stevens, so well known to 
all' readers of the Baltimore and Ohio ^L\G.\- 
21NE. Then I will say our " queeriosity " 
got the best of us and our old hearts went 
pitter patter, but the only thing we could 
do was wait and, "Gosh all hemlocks" but 
the time did seem to drag! 

Finally some "bird" began to hum softly 
the strains of "Mar\'land, my Maryland," 
and then we began to perk up our ears in 
earnest, for plainly heard were footsteps in 
the hall. At this juncture the door opened 
and in she came followed closely by Miss 
Leah RadclifTe, of the Auditor of Passenger 
Receipts Office, Baltimore. It was then 
that we began to think that our eyesight 


Left . Engines at Keyser waiting for work because of coal strike. 


Right: Little Eleanor Davis 

was failing. It had been sort of frosty that 
niorning and the mist had settled heavily 
on our eyeglasses, necessitating our having 
t') take them off on arrival at our desk and 
give them the once over with our old ban- 
dana. But when Miss Radcliffe stepped 
inside we found it necessary to take off 
these same glasses and give them the twice 
over with that same old bandana. Well, it 
hardly seems right to keep this thing hang- 
ing fire so long. The fact is, we had read 
about 'em, seen 'em advertised a time or two 
and looked at 'era in the movies but "I'll 
be doggoned" if we had ever seen 'em on a 
li\-ing model before. Ve god's and little 
fishes! There right before our blinking 
eyes were the long heralded knickerbockers 
at last, and to tell the truth they looked 
pret;y nifty, after all. 

Well, we enjoyed the visit immensely and 
of course we could not all be as fortunate as 
Miss Lenora Grace of the Division Accoun- 
tant's force, to whose en\nous lot it fell to 
accompany the party east on train No. 6 to 
Rockwood, where it was plannevS to secure 
some e.xcellent photographs along the Cas- 
selman, one of which graced our good old 
magazine for May. "And thus endeth a 
perfect day. " 

The sketch above is of "Ed" Brinker, time 
clerk. Division Accountant's office, Connells- 
ville, Pa. As others see you, "Ed." ' 

Roundhouse Foreman and Mrs. L. H. 
Bowers are recei\nng congratulations upc.n 
the birth of a daughter, Man- Adeline, on 
Saturday, April 22. The little one is the 
first in the family aijd tipped the scales to 
seven and one half pounds. Congratula- 
tions ! 

On April 17, Marth: Elizabeth Dye, age 
15, daughter of Brakeman antl Mrs. 
Edward Dye, of Connellsville, died at the 
Cottage State Hospital, following an opera- 
tion for appendicitis. Our sympathies are 
extended to this bereaved family. 

On May 8, James S. Parker returned to 
his run as passenger conductor on Trains 61 
and 62, after being off duty for the last 
three months account of illness. "Jim," 
we are glad to see you back on the job and 
we hope you are feeling 100 per cent. 

On Saturday May 6 the Baltimore and 
Ohio Baseball' Team demonstrated in the 
opening game of the Connellsville City 
League that it will be a contender for 
honors in that organization, by decisively 
defeating the Fayette Bakers — Score 11-3. 
Keep it up boys — that's fine! 

We regret to report the untimely deaths of 
Engineer I. K. Conway, Fireman O. E. 
Newcomer and Brakeman H. L. Parker, 
which occurred on May 2, when engine 
7156 blew up at Fairhope, Pa- 

Please mention our maeazine when wriline advertisers 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, ig22 

Herewith cartoon of the Honorable OHver 
P. Moser, the ef-f-ficient C. T. time keeper, 
Division Accountant's Office. Notice he 
is sizing up the situation. Yes, that's right. 

The accompanying photograph is of 
the late M. E. Martz, who was born at Hynd- 
inan, Pa., July 13, 1875. 

Mr. Martz commenced his career with the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad on April s, 
1896 as a carpenter, Piedmont, W. Va. He 
resigned on Januan,^ 28, 1897, but returned 
to the serv'ice again on April i, 1900 at 
Hyndman as a crane operator. He was 
transferred to Meyersdale, Pa., on Septem- 
ber 28, 1903 as machinist foreman, which 
position he held until he was transferred to 
Connellsville, Pa., as day enginehouse fore- 
man, on January i, 19 1 3. He was again 
transferred to Somerset on May 15, 19 13 as 
general foreman, which position he held 
until his health failed. When able to resume 
duty he was given the position of locomotive 
inspector at Somerset, on September 16, 
19 1 8. Later he was promoted to position 

night foreman at that point. His health 
ap;ain failed him and he was compelled to 
give up his work. When able to return to 
work he accepted position of machinist at 
Somerset. On May 17, 192 1 he was trans- 
ferred to Johnstown as general foreman and 
held this position until his death, which 
occurred on April 21. His death resulted 
from a broken back, received when he fell 
from the tank of a locomotive in Johnstown 
yard on April 12. 

Mr. ]VIartz was a man who always took 
a great interest in his work, and was always 
working on some improvement to locomo- 
tives which he thought would benefit the 
Company for which he worked. In the loss 
of Mr. Martz we lose a valuable man and 
one whose place it will be hard to fill. 

Mr. Martz was a great home man and of 
splendid personality. He was held in high 
esteem by all who knew him. He is sur- 
vived by his widow, a son Paul, and a 
daughter, Mildred. He was a member of the 
Knights of Pythias Lodge, at Somerset, Pa. 

Funeral services were conducted 8 p. m. 
on Saturday, April 22, at his late home, 642 
Horner Street, Johnstown, services being in 
charge of Rev. H. W. Snyder, of the First 
Lutheran Church, and Rev. E. W. Rishel, 
of ■ the Evangelical Church, Johnstown. 
The body was removed to the home of the 
deceased's mother, Mrs. Rebecca Marth, 
at Hyndman, where additional services 
were conducted by Rev. Dr. Bennett on 
Monday afternoon, April 24. Burial was 
made in Hyndman cemetery. 

To the bereaved family we extend our 
tenderest sympathy. 

Here is a picture of the Johnstown 
j'ard forces with engine 2677 as background. 
Reading from left to right: L I. Kaufman, 
locomotive engineer; C. B. Speicher, gen- 
eral yardmaster; F. H. Deeter, machinist; 
Mrs. B. J. Barrett, Jr.; Thomas Atkinson, 
pit laborer ;W. L. Gregory, craneman helper; 
E. G. Driscoll, conductor; E. Ober, brake- 
man; C. S. Gardner, locomotive fireman; 
A. J. Bowman, brakeman. 


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On March 18, Thomas Howell and 
Cecilia Breakiron were quietly united in 
marriage. After a honeymoon to eastern 
cities, they returned to Smithfield, Pa., 
where Mr. Howell is employed as section fore- 
man. We extend to them our best wishes. 

Readers, gaze upon "Gus" Prinkey, time 
keeper, Division Accountant's Office, and 
two of his lady friends. The picture was 
snapped while they were taking in the 
scenery at Breakneck several weeks ago. 

Conductor J. R. Gerhard, Connellsville, 
has just returned from a fishing trip. It is 
reported that he indicates the measure- 
ments of the catch by the foot — Some fish 
story, eh? 

Freight Agent G. M. Tipton, moved into 
his new home on Race Street on May 9. 
You have a nice place, George. 

On May i the stork visited Brakeman 
and Mrs. G. D. Keffer, of Snydertown, 
Connellsville, Pa., leaving a daughter, 
Alice Elizabeth. The mother was Miss 
Ruey May Showman. Congratulations! 

Yes, Beatrice Fomwalt, stenographer in 
the Superintendent's Office, went and done 
it. She got a Ford coupe. No, we haven't 
seen her pass Brimstone Corner yet, for the 
semaphore has been moved. Go to it 
"Beatty, " but don't give it too much gas. 

Pittsburgh Division 

Correspondent, E. X. Fairgrieve 
When you pass through the gate into the 
train shed of the Pittsburgh Passenger 
Station between the hours of 3 to 11, kindly 
notice the broad grin on the face of Gateman 
"Pete" Kramer. There is a reason for this 
grin and the reason is the recent visit of the 
stork with a bouncing baby boy. "Pete" 
is a proud and happy daddy and says the 
lad is able to sit up and talk to him now and 
will soon be able to come down and help 
him pass the crowds through the gate. Con- 

gratulations and best wishes for the little 
fellow's future! 

Those of you who remember Miss Irma 
Hoover, who, while she was at one time em- 
ployed in the Terminal Superintendent's 
Office, succumbed to the wiles of Dan Cupid, 
will be pleased to learn of the recent arrival 
of a bouncing baby. O, you kid! Say " Da, 
Da!" Congratulations and best wishes. 
Needless to say this is a Price-less treasure. 

The accompanying photo is that of 
Master "Jackie" Hicks, son of Mr. and 
Mrs. F. J. Hicks. His daddy is a Pittsburgh 
Division police officer. From the appear- 
ance of this husky youngster, he may be- 
come as formidable a "copper " as his daddy. 

Coal Freight Agent W. L. Cromlish, 
Pittsburgh, who has been confined to a 
Pittsburgh hospital for a long period, has 
recovered sufficiently to leave that institu- 
tion. He is now visiting relatives in 
Detroit, recuperating. 

Friends of J. A. Spielmann, assistant to 
General Superintendent Peck, will also be 
glad to leaT-n of his return to duty after a long 
illness which followed a serious operation. 

One evening not long ago, after most of 
the employes had finished their day's labor 
and retired to their homes, weird sounds 
were heard in the vicinity of the Train 
Master's Office on the third floor of the 
General Offices at Pittsburgh. All was 
quiet and serene on the outside, but a glance 
through the keyhole of the door of the room 
from which the sound emanated revealed a 
small crowd gathered around one fair dam- 
sel who was enlivening the proceedings by 
tickling a ukelele, much to the amusement 
of her fair friends. We understand that 
Earl Tovey was present at this select gath- 
ering, together with Gertrude, Mary, and 
"Bud," and while Mildred made the uke 
talk, they all had a hard time keeping their 
feet still. Mildred is a player of rare ability 
and played one beautiful selection entitled 
"Nobody Knows His Address, Nobody 
Knows His Name, Nobody Knows Where 
He Gets His Clothes, But He Gets Them 
Just The Same. " 

Don't forget the Veterans' picnic at 
Olympia Park on July 20. Here an excel- 
lent opportunity will be given to all em- 
ployes and their friends to get acquainted 
with each other and to make the occasion 
one long to be remembered. The enter- 
tainment features will include amusement 
for all, sports, games, etc., the chief of which, 
however, will be dancing. Let's get in trim 
for the big event. Don't forget the date, 
the time, nor the place. 



Say, fellows, how about one of those old 
fashioned ball games between the benedicts 
and the unattached, which used to be so 
amusing a few years ago? Can't we stir up 
enough interest and start something along 
this Hne? All you need is to have some old 
fellow, the daddy of about steen kids, tell 

Left: "Gus" Prink er and- 


-and (Readers kindly supply the missing names). Center : Yard forces, Johnstown, and good lookers at that. 

Right: M. E. Martz, late general foreman, Johnstown 


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one of the beardless youths stalking around 
that he would like to get him in a game of 
ball and the jig's up. Let's go. Give 'er 
the gas! 

Plug, For The Night Is Coming 

He plugged along 

From day to day, 
And soon he drew 

A raise in pay; 
And then he plugged 

Along some more, 
And got his name 

Upon the door; 
But still he plugged, 

And now we learn 
He's managing 

The whole concern. 

— Pittsburgh Leader. 


Correspondent, Fr.\nk Rush 

Effective May i, C. P. Kalbaugh was 
promoted to chief clerk to district Master 
■Mechanic G. A. Schmoll, headquarters at 
Glenwood, vice W. E. Mohler, promoted. 
Mr. Kilbaugh has been at Glenwood for the 
past three years. He is well known and 
liked by all. We wish him success in his new 

M. R. Powell, formerly assistant chief 
clerk to the district master mechanic, has 
been promoted to shop clerk, Glenwood, 
vice C. P. Kalbaugh. We wish him success 
in his new field. 

F. W. Gettle, laborer foreman, Glenwood, 

Yours truly, "Jackie" Hicks 

has been transferred to Cumberland as 
material supervisor. Go to it, Fred; we 
wish you success in your new position. 

Glenwood Round House 

Correspondent, Mary A. Breen 

Sincere sympathy is extended Boiler In- 
spector C. L. Davis in the loss of his daugh- 
ter, who was struck by an auto. She died 
shortly thereafter; to Engineer D. A. 
McAninch in the loss of his infant son, 
Douglas A., and to the familv of Engineer 
C. U. Reed. Mr. Reed had been in the 
service for 31 years and is sadly missed by 
his fellow employes. 

"Bob" Schauers, that noted gentleman 
who may at any time be seen strolling up 
and down the deck — I mean the store room 
platform — thought to pull one over on us. 
He was quietly married on the evening of May 
2 to Miss Olive Mateer, former clerk in the 
Storekeeper's Office, Glenwood. The many 
friends of both offer hearty congratulations. 

Arrived: At Gibsonia, Pa., RobertFulton, 
son of Night General Foreman J. F. Gibson. 
Anyway, "Gibbie, " you've headed him 
towards being an inventor. 

J. R. Kilroy, Division Accountant's 
Office, has been assigned position of boiler 
clerk in the Master Mechanic's Office, vice 
John Kocerhan, who has returned to 
General Foreman's Office. 

Boiler Inspector S. J. Linn recently in- 
vested in a Baby Grand — oh, don't mistake 
me for he's not at all mvisically inclined — I 
mean a Chevrolet. Most any evening he 
and Roundhouse Foreman J. L. Porter may 
be seen most any place, but the first thing 
they undertook to do was to run down an 
ex-constable. Well, "Jim," if I were doing 
it, I would try to get the existing constable 
out of the way, then you would be at liberty 
to hit the high spots. 

William Hays, formerly of Cincinnati, has 
been appointed general foreman, Glenwood 
Back Shop, vice J. J. Smith, resigned. 

"Nick" Stinger, our old friend from 
Ben wood, has accepted a position in the 
General Foreman's Office. Welcome 
"Nick," but it seems that you don't stay 
in town long enough to get acquainted. 
Then too, it is quite a long way to Cameron. 

Mildred Nordman and Ella Blair 

Why don't you buy the ring, marry the girl 
and then "can" the trips to West Virginia? 

On Tuesday, April 18, Marshall Joffre 
was handled from Chicago to Washington 
on our No. 10. Pittsburgh Division officers 
are to be commended for their splendid 
efforts in putting the Marshall "over the 
top" (of Bakerstown Hill). 

"Bill" Kane, fireman, Pittsburgh Yard, 
will be among the June brides — of course, 
I'm wrong again, but you know what I am 
driving at. Robert Vandergrift, Glenwood 
Roundhouse, will also be among 'em. Con- 
gratulations to both! 

Shop Superintendent C. M. Newman is 
about the busiest man around just now, his 
mind being fixed on the drive which is to be 
inaugurated on May 15, and to continue for 
30 days. At the end of that time, it is hoped 
that 40 Mikado engines will have been 
turned out of Glenwood Back 'Shop. This 
will be an exceptional performance and will 
be well worth the efforts of all our forces. 

Score another for passenger service! 
David Flynn recently made a trip to Wash- 
ington and while there met a friend of his 
just about ready to make a trip to Pitts- 
burgh on another railroad, but after a little 
argument on the part of Flynn, decided to 
give us a trial. The trial has resulted in one 
more satisfied customer and at least one trip 
via Baltimore and Ohio, Washington to 
Pittsburgh and return. 

How about a little Magazine "dope?" 
I suppose everyone around is familiar with 
that phrase, but don't forget it! That's 
what we're always after. 

W. F. Bonner has been appointed night 
foreman. Tenth Street. So far, so good, W. 
F., but don't let them kid you. 

L. F. Peeples, assistant car foreman, 
Tenth Street, is seriously contemplating a 
trip to the mountains this summer. The 
work at Tenth is so strenuous, don't you 
know? Why not tr\- Canada or Cuba, 
Louie? They say both are bracing. 

The charming yotmg ladies? Oh, they 
are Miss Mildred Nordman, efficient file 
clerk, Division Accountant's Office, and 
Ella Blair, the Titian haired beauty from 
Allegheny Shop. Scene? Schenley Park. 
Time? Easter Sunday! Action? Looking 
at flowers but for bows (beaux). 

Whispers just before and after the won- 
derful dance held by he Welfare League 
on April 25. Yesterday — "Are you going 
to the dance?" "Why, certainly and I 
expect to have a wonderful time. " Today — 
" Oh, I'm so tired, I could go to sleep stand- 
ing up. I danced every dance and I'm so 
weary, but I met the nicest fellow. Any- 
way.'it's hay for me at 6 p. m. this date." 

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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. June, 1922 


We are sorry to record two fatal accidents 
which occurred at Allegheny and 36th 
Street, taking; the lives of two of our well 
known employes, Frank Russ, of Allison 
Park, and Anthony Chambers, of Millvale. 
Sincere sympathy is extended to both their 
wives and families. 

Shoemaker (sometimes Engineer) "Jim" 
Grace is sailing for parts unknown and gi\-es 
the date of his departure as June 3. Say, 
"Jim," how about that good looking girl 
who is saiUng to the " Auld Sod" with you? 
You may as well till us now^ as when you 
come back. 

Wedding Thoughts 

The Bride— I wond;r if Charley Van 
Wyck really does care? He looks awfully 

The Groom — I wonder if Syvilla Mcln- 
tyre really does care? She looks darned 

The Best Man— This is my twelfth wed- 
ding since the first of the year. Wonder if 
there is any way to get out an injunction 
against the thirteenth 

The Maid of Honor — I wish the next 
wedding was going to be my own--with that 
good looking best man as groom. 

The Ushers — And there's no kick in sight 
except the one we're making. 

The Bridesmaids — These short skirts 
make us feel like ballet dancers. Wonder 
if we couldn't do a little kicking after a 

The Organist — Half of 'em don't know 
whether I am playing a wedding march, a 
cradle song or a funeral march. What's the 
difTerence anvhow? 

Monongah Division 

Con-espondent, C. B. Baker 

Mrs. Margaret Bowman, clerk to the 
agent, Shinnston, was compelled to be off 
duty for several days this month on account 
of an attack of the "flu, " but is now able to 
return to work. 

A. N. Paters has b«en appointed division 
operator, vice F. E. Fuqua, deceased. 
Pete is well known by practically every 
employe on the division and is well liked by 
every one who knows him. If good wishes 
will help any he should have no trouble 
handling the new work. We are only sad 
because he will have to spend a part of his 
time on the Wheeling Division. 

Signal Supervisor and Mrs. W. S. Laswell 
were honored by a visit from the stork on 
April 16, who presented them with a second 
son. Laswell, not being a smoker himself, 
did nor feel it incumbent upon him to pass 
around the cigars. 

Operator Ellis Wilson, Chiefton, who has 
been sick for several months, is now able to 
return to duty. 

The correspondent wishes to take this 
occasion to thank Agent T. M. Gillum, 
Shinnston, for the items furnished for this 
issue of the Magazine. If a few more of the 
employes and Veterans would follow his 
example, the Monongah Division would 
make a great deal better showing. We 
stand on the missionary- motto; "AH con- 
tributions cheerfully accepted." 

On account of the slump in business. 
Dispatcher "Ed." Willey finds the time 
hanging heavily on his hands and has gone 
into training for a debate with W. J. Brj'an 
on "The Descent of Man. " He is also 
working out a verv* original theory dn the 
transferance of electrical energy from the 
sun to the earth. 

We are pleased to note the return of 
Carpenter Foreman "Uncle John" Lieth, 
who has been off for several weeks with an 
njured foot. "Uncle John" is seventy- 

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How does the handle of the angle cock 
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About how many drops are there in a 
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Does increasing the piston travel or 
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Canadtanti may send this cnutxtn to J nt> rnnttun'it ( --rre- 
apoH'ienre Srhoala Canadian. Ltd., Montreal. ' anO'i.j 

four years young but handles his job like' a 

Engine crews on the Monongah Division 
ha\"e been making some enviable records in 
fuel performance. Engineer J. W. Hostler 
and Fireman R. Culluni handled NV). 2, 
with engine 5107 and nine cars from Par- 
kersburg to Grafton with a consumption of 
7.7 pounds of coal per car mile, and made 
the return trip with Xo. 1 1 with six cars on 
TI.9 pounds per car mile. Engineer H. H. 
Hefner and Fireman L. Crane claims to 
have hung up the record for the G. iS: B. 
district on April 28, when they brought 
train Xp. 58 with three cars from Buck- 

hannon to Grafton on 8.6 pounds per car 
mile. The following engineers made better 
than 90 per cent, in their fuel performance 
during the month of April: A. J. Brannon, 
F. Wilmolh, (). W. Hoffman, A. G. Ride- 
nour, W. M. Whelan, J. F. Ticmev, C. R. 
Dotson, W. C. Ellers, H. F. Church, W. T. 
Eskev. W. G. Cross, E. Garvin and H. 1. 

Second Trick Chief Dispatcher and Mrs. 
Carl Theis are the proud parents of a new 
boy who arrived on May 3. 

Operator Ellis Wilson, Chiefton, and C. 
C. Mouser, Enterprise, who have been off 

sick, have iior!i retumed t<-> dutv. 

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Baltimore and OIii 

The late Carson Newham, Monongah Division 
whose obituary appeared in the May issue 

Tygarts Junction, W. Va. 

Correspondent, A. McCoy, operator 

We are glad to note that R. E. 
McCutcheon has taken the matrimonial 
oath and settled down for a happy life. 
Accept our best wishes, Air. "Bert." 

E. F. Moats, Cove Run, bid in 2nd trick 
R. A., and is enjoying his spare time fishing. 
Joe is certainly some fisher, but enjoys 
seeing 'em jump in the fr\nng pan much 
better than in the river. 

Charleston Division 

Correspondent, M. W. Jones 
Secretary to Superintendent 

"If you have ceased to smile, you have 
lost out in the game of life, no matter what 
your account may be." 

Business on the Charleston Division dur- 
ing April took an upward turn. Even 
though coal, which represents a very large 
part of our business, naturally fell off to 
some extent, lumber and miscellaneous load- 
ing brought us up even with March. GOOD 
SERVICE is what does it, and with such 
service, there's no reason why we can't hold 
what we've got and get more. 

It is with sadness that we record the death 
of the ten year old son of our friend. Con- 
ductor J. P. Reid. One vSaturday not long 
ago, while playing with other lads of his own 
age, the ball they had fell into the river. In 
endeavoring to pick it out, young Reid fell 
into the West Fork, which at the time — due 
to hea\-y rains — • was running high and 
swift, and though every effort was made to 
get him out, he sank and was drowned. 
His body was finally brought ot the surface 
some nine days later, and he was laid to rest 
in the MacPelah Junction Cemetery. A 
large number of Railroad men and their 
families attended the funeral services. The 
sincere sympathy of every one on the divi- 
sion is extended" to Mr. Reid in his great 

Recently one of our patrons had some 
important freight to ship from Richwood, 
W. Va. to Baltimore, for export, and made 
special request that an effort be made to get 
it to destination to catch a steamen We 
put into Baltimore in four days. The fol- 
lowing letter has just been shown to us: 

Richwood, W. Va. 
April 22, 1922 

Dear Sir — We have yours of the 21st., 
advising that Baltimore and Ohio 74736 
arrived at destination on April 17, and 93228 
on April 18. As these two cars left here the 
mornings of the 13th and 14th, we want to 
pay that it certainly is PRETTY WORK, 
and you are invited to have anything we 
possess. We would even go so far as to let 
you use our best 'FLY CASTING ROD if 
vou would come and go fishing with us. 
iMcAdoo was DEAD WRONG to talk about 
the Railroads not functioning. Oh Boy — 
manv thanks to vou! Yours sincerelv " 

Some letter we'll say, and SOME SER- 
VICE too! There's more of the same kind 
where that came from for any one who 
wants it. BOOST the service. 

Did you know we had a real live ACTOR 
in our midst? We did'nt until suddenly the 
other day there burst upon our startled gaze 
the story of the grand success of Cash 
McOsker, chief clerk to the division ac- 
countant, in a real live play entitled "The 
Laughing Cure." "Mac" took the part of 
the leading man, his stage name being Dr. 
St. George Cary. Some name, some boy, 
some actor! "Mac" is a bashful sort, and 
we thought since he married he had settled 
down to a steady life. But, nay nay, 
Pauline ! There he was — as large as life and 
twice as natural — all dressed up and mind 
you, no common every day part in the 
chorus, but a real live leading man. He was 
quiet about it, and did not even give any of 
us a chance to buy a ticket until it was all 
over but the applause. Well — the Divi- 
sion Accountant's Office has been named the 
Matrimonial Bureau, and every other kind 
of a bureau, and now it blossoms out as a 
real live theatrical agency. Rumor has it 
that Keith's manager was seen slinking in 
the by-ways of Weston, on the trail of a real 
giiMii leading man, and we respectfully sug- 
ge.-.t Ki Mrs. McOsker that she "keep her 
eye peeled" or one of these days "hubby" 
may be listed with the missing. Of course 
our old friend Severns is proud of the success 
of his satellite and is basking in the re- 
flected glon.'. Congratulations — no bou- 
quets, please! 

"The man who wins is the one whose 
head is a parking place for ideas and not a 
mere rendezvous for hair. " 

There — we did not notice until we had 
written it, that this is hardly the place for 
such a quotation. Nothing personal, "Mac" 
we assure you. 

Our old pal. Yard Clerk W. C. Hefner, is 
attending the Clerk's Convention. In the 
meantime his garden is sadly neglected. 
Summer is coming, "Bill" — better hurry 
back. Two of our old Charleston Division 
standbys, Firemen E. P. Wood and H. A. 
Curtis, are attending the Firemen's Con- 
vention at Houston, Texas. Brakeman 
Fury and Safety First "Pat" Hickey are 
attending the Trainmen's Convention at 
Toronto, and Conductor Dav Curren is 
attending the O. R. C. Convention at St. 
Louis. Some stories we'll have to listen to 
when they come back, about what they saw 
in their travels. Your " nquiring Re- 
porter" will make a special endeavor to see 
each one and to give you a real honest to 
goodness interview with them in our next. 
Which of them do you envy most? Bet you 
the vote would be strongly in favor of 
"Pat" and "Fury." Any objections? 
Ayes have it. 

Fireman D. G. Stewart and his wife have 
been touring the eastern cities, and have re- 
turned home, after a fine time. Yard 
Clerk H. H. Cayton, Buckhannon, has just 
had his tonsils removed. We extend our 

sympathy and hope for his prompt recovery. 
Inquiry today developed he wa; doing well. 

We saw Brakeman R. D. Nicholson, 
Sutton, here a day or two ago. We also 
noted Engineer H. O. Bailey on his way to 
spend a vacation in Texas. Keep away 
from the border, H. O. The bull fighters 
might get you. We are told by a friend of 
ours down there that they are looking for 
real live engineers, or, as they call them 
there, "hog heads. " 

Weston news says "Sol" Fisher is back 
after a sick leave. We are glad he's better. 
We extend our sympathy to Engineer J. H. 
Stalnaker on the recent death of his small 
son. Brakeman C. A. Barrett, an old time 
inember of the Freight Claim Prevention 
gang, has built a new house in Shady Brooke 
— not too far away from Schide's chicken 
farm. That really does'nt mean what it 
might be taken to indicate. But anyway — 
nuff said. 

We heard the following dialogue the other 

Mrs. — I'm going to Grafton this week. 

Mr. — You are — like fun. 

Mrs. — I have'nt been there for a week, 
and you know it. 

Mr. — Well — who's boss around otir house 

Fearing to be in on the scene at the down- 
fall of a fellow man, we faded quietly away, 
but next day when No. 65 left Weston we 
went down to see what was going on — and 
we found out who was boss in that house. 

Mrs. was just kissing hubby goodbye, 

and getting on the train for Grafton. 

Every day at i.oo p. m. a touching scene 
is enacted on the Weston platform. He 
brings her down t j the office, and waits vmtil 
exactly i.oo p. m. Then they have to tear 
themselves away. She goes upstairs to 
work — and dream — and he goes tp work— 
and THINK. Some day if the soldiers' 
bonus bill passes — well who can tell what 
will happen? 

Our friend in Gassaway fell down on us 
this month. We did not get anything from 
that side at all. That reminds us, won't 
the rest of you chip in and help? We would 
like very much to have more news from all 
over the Division. Our friends in the 
Charleston freight office remembered us for 
two months, and then apparently they got 
"weary of well doing" and didn't send any 
more. It's hard to make notes to cover the 
whole division, and make them snappy and 
interesting without a little help. Come 
across, girls and boys; notes and photos are 
thankfully received, and should reach me 
by the first of the month. 

Gribbel says "The most successful men I 
have known have been those who have 
helped most men and women to better 
living and higher things. The most un- 
successful men I have known have been 
those who regarded wealth as the object of 
all endeavor. I have never known one of 
these, who, having succeeded in his ambi- 
tion, was not a disappointed man." 

The attention of all employes who are not 
already members, is called to our Relief 
Department. It's the finest thing of its 
kind you ever saw. This was brought home 
to the writer distinctly not long ago on a 
trip to the northern part of Pennsylvania. 
A fireman decided to build a home. He got 
it finished and moved in, then one day 
caught cold. He insisted on going out, 
caught pneumonia and died. His wife had 
a home. If he had'nt bought it through the 
ReHef Department, where would she have 
been? There is no safer way or surer way 
to leave something for your loved ones than 
to get into the Relief Department. Try it. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. June, IQ22 


Some one just handed us an old waybill 
"Clarksburg, Weston and Buckhannon 
Express," operated by the West Virginia 
and Pittsburgh Railroad Company," now 
the Charleston Division, dated March 5, 

1895. "i jug of (don't dare write 

it in these prohibition days) — weight 10 lbs. 
express charges 25 cents, value C. O. D. 
$1.65." Them were the good old days, 
were'nt they? Of course nothing of the sort 
could possibly be shipped in West Virginia 

"If you are on the Gloomy Line. Get a 

If you're inclined to fret and pine. Get a 

Get off the track of doubt and Gloom. 
Get on a Sunshine train — there's lots of 

Get a transfer. " 

Our Passenger Department is making a 
strong drive for business. The Charleston 
Divi.-iion is doing its share to secure passen- 
gers for the Washington and other vacation 
tours this summer. We hope to make a 

Car Distributor Dixon is pretty busy 
these days. He's beginning to wear that 
worried look again. Know what that 
means? More orders for cars than he can 
fill. We hopa to see those days coming 
again soon. Lumber business is booming, 
other shipments are picking up, and even 
at the risk of seeing those weary wrinkles 
in Charlie's fair brow — we'll say. Let's go! 

Last Sunday, strolling with our wife and 
family, we met a young lady strolling also 
with a young man. She works for the 
Baltimore and Ohio in Weston, we'll not 
say where — and of course we stopped and 
were introduced to her brother. Funny, 
isn't it? We've known her all these years 
and had the impression she was th ■ only 
one in the family. We've heard them called 
cousins often, but "brothers'V Oh, dear ! 

Supervisor "Mike' Harrington has just 
returned from Texas, where he went to 
attend to the winding up of the estate of 
his deceased brother. Forty-three years of 
service, is'nt it "Mike?" Something to be 
proud of, and he's strong as ever, and still 
able to do a good deal better days work than 
you or I would — on the Gauley Line. 

General Superintendent Scott, accom- 
panied by Superintendent Trapnell, Divi- 
sion Engineer Brooke and other local 



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tioi: over the Charleston Division. We 
hope thev will find the effects of our recent 
entirely to their liking. Sure the boys have 
worked hard enough to make it a success, 
and we believe the Division is in pretty fair 

"It's no disgrace to be baldheaded unless 
the baldness is on the inside. " 

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lor you, so don't feel hurt about it. 

The American Legion gave a dance in 
Weston not long ago. Everyone was there 
— that is, everyone of any account, although 
the number did not include us. Major R. 
Brooke — formerly of France, U. S. A., and 
Captain E. H. Nichols, also of France, 
U. S. A., were there, putting there best foot 
forward, and it is said a good time was had 
by all. Of course, both these gentlemet: 
give the impression that they are very bash- 
ful in the presence of the fair sex, but to a 
looker on, they did not convey this im- 
pression. Look out, boys, you may think 
you're safe, but our reporters and infor- 
mants are ever^^ where. 

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Charleston Division notes, and we will 
probably call down the wrath of the editor 
on our old grey head — so we'll stop. Thank- 
ing you for past favors, and hoping you 
won't forget — you boys and girls in Gassa- 
way, Charleston, Elkins, Buckhannon, 
RichW'Ood, etc., to give us soine real "dope" 
from your stations for our next — we remain, 

Did you get a copy of the new G. S. T. 
(Ibjular 30-C that tells you all about how to 
handle foreign cars? And did you read it? 
If not, ask for one. Save all the dollars in 
WASTED per diem you can, and help along 
the good work, and B(JOST the Baltimore 
and Ohio with your baker, shoemaker, 
grocer, and all your trades p^ple, remem- 
bering that enough packages soon make a 

Wheeling Division 

Correspondents, M.\rie Slatterick and 
L. W. Wetzell 
Miss Angela J. Applegate, corresptondent, 
Benwood, W. Va., was recently the victim 
of a deplorable accident. In some manner 
she caught her left hand in a door at home 
and the first two fingers were cru.shed. The 
fingernail of the ope had to be removed en- 
tirely. We are all sorry to hear this and 
sincerely hope the hand is soon well again. 

Miss Olive Eskey,;^enograph?r, Division 
Engineer's Office, attended the Musicians' 
Masked Ball on April 27, at the convention 
Hall.^ and won a prize of S2.50 in gold. She 
was costumed as a harem girl!! We hope 
there were no Sheiks around!!!!! 

Fight fans will be interested to hear this: 
On Saturday, April 22, the first annual 
boxing tournament was staged at the V. M. 
C. A. Auditorium. There were sixty en- 
tries. In the heavyweight class was our own 
Norman King Harrison, formerly of Par- 
kersburg, but now of the Division Ac- 
countant's Office. In the semi-finals he was 
matched against Joe Cork from Martin's 
Ferry and outpointed lym. In fact, he had 
eventhing his way from the first. Cork 
was quick on his feet but was unable to land 
telling blows. In the finals, the big sur- 
prise of the evening was sprung and King 
met and vanquished Charles Springer, from 
Bellaire, who has the reputation of being 
"it," and who has been meeting opponents 
for over a j-ear. This, was Harrison's first 
appearance in the ring, and he certainly 

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showed them all up. Maybe he isn't 
proud of the gold medal which was presented 
to him at the close of the tournament by 
Mayor Thomas Thoner. 

John R. Padden, secretary to Superin- 
tendent Gorsuch, Wheeling, took part in 
the Knights of ColumV)us Minstrel Revue 
given in Wheeling on May i and 2. John 
was an end-man. He is clever on his feet 
besides being a good singer, too. Here's 
iust one of the jokes he pulled: John to 
interlocutor: You look kinda downhearted, 
Mr. Stauver, what's the matter? 

Interlocutor: I've a good reason to look 
that way John. Y'see, I've a friend who had 
a serious accident. He swallowed a quarter 
and will now have to go to the hospital for 
an operation. 

John: Well, can't the doctors see any 
change in him? 

St. Louis Division side of Cincinnati Ter- 
minals. Mr. Dreiver, while in charge of 
engine 1584 with Engineer P. Schutz, work- 
ing from 7.00 a. m. until 3.00 p. m. con- 
sumed 302 scoops of coal, an average of 14 
pounds to the scoop or 4,228 pounds of coal. 
Lump coal from the " Lucy " mines was used 
on this trip, which was made on February 
28. The temperature averaged 30 degrees 
during the entire day. 

Western Lines 

Cincinnati Terminal 
Eighth Street Station 
Correspondent, Allan R. Montj.\r 

Take a peep at Trainmaster R. B. Fitz- 
patrick, awaiting the arrival of President 
Harding's train, on Thursday, April 27. 

Here also are four more of our employes at 
Eighth Street: Trainmaster C. J. Cleary, 
Division Engineer C. E. Herth of the Ohio 
Division; A. R. Montjar, chief clerk to train- 
master, and A. E. Busard, crew dispatcher. 

Three cheers for Fireman Carl H. Dreiver, 

Newark Division 

Correspondent, B. A. Oatm.^x 

We are fortunate indeed to be able to 
present herewith a picture of a trio of prize 
winning fox hounds, the property of Leon 
P. Stanford, skilled material man, Newark, 
C)hio, shops. Leon thinks the world of his 
high bred and privately trained fox hounds, 
and has spent many happy hours in the hills 
surrounding Newark, at nights, listening to 
their sweet music on the chase. Mr. Stan- 
ford divides his spare time between fox 
chases and baseball. For years he has been 
manager of the Newark shop ball team in 
the Industrial League of Newark, Ohio. He 
now is rounding up talent for the season of 
ig22 with the expectation of capturing the 
silver cup. Leon will have the full support 
of the Newark shop employes in making 
the season a successful one. Bow-wow-yo! 
j-o! yo! 

We were indeed sorry to hear of the 
sudden death of Mrs. Chas. H. Gartner, 
wife of our assistant roundhouse foreman^ 

Upper left: Trainmaster R. B. Fitzpatrick. Upper right: Yard Engineer Carl H. Drewer. Lower 
picture, left to right: Trainmaster C. J. Cleary, Division Engineer C. E. Herth (Chillicothe ) ; Chief Cleric 
A. R. Montjar, Crew Dispatcher A. E. Bussard 

After a heroic fight for life, she was rushed 
to the hospital for an operation and died 
before it was' completed. She leaves her 
husband and family and host of friends, 
who, with the employes of the Baltimore 
and Ohio shops, extend to the bereaved 
their heartfelt sympathy. 

J. A. Johns, Division Accountant's Office, 
attended the National Convention of the 
Railway Clerks, Dallas, Texas. 

William Jacobs, passenger brakeman, 
Herbert U. Rine, chief clerk to division 
engineer, and William H. Dowden, C. T. 
timekeeper. Division Accountant's Office, 
have just returned from New Orleans, La., 
where they attended the Tri-annual con- 
clave of the Knights Templar. The party 
left Newark on April 22 and arrived at New 
Orleans in time for the opening of the con- 
clave April 24. After spending four days at 
New Orleans they, with other tourists, pro- 
ceeded to Havanna, Cuba, via the Louis- 
ville and Nashville and Seaboard Air Line, 
thence over the Florida East Coast line. 
Their trip was thoroughly enjoyed. 

No publicity, no rice or old shoes, no tin 
cans or noise, but after scanning the columns 
of the daily newspaper dated April 25, we 
found that Miss Mary Ganey, Accounting 
Department, had quietly left for the city 
of Columbus and while in the Sacred Heart 
Church, had been married to Mr. J. C. 
Donaldson, who is connected with the 
advertising department of the Newark 
Advocate, one of our daily paper.-. All we 
can do now is to say, "we wish you both 
many years of happiness." 

The following article found its way to the 
Newark Division correspondent 's.desk, im- 
signed, but worthy of presentation in the 
Mag.\zine, for it represents the efforts made 
by one of our Newark Division officers to 
make his property a model in the way of 
cleanliness : 

Jack OuinUi D- D. (Doctor of Dirt.) 

"Cleanliness next to Godliness." If this 
is true, our own Jack "Pete" Quinn is a 
near religious man, judging from the ap- 
pearance of any surroundings over which 
he has charge. For years "Pete" was 
general car foreman at Newark, and a walk 
through the shop yards was a pleasure, a 
place for everything and everything in its 
place. Recently Jack was made superin- 
tendent of shops at Zanesville, Ohio, and to 
put it mildly, it looks as if someone had 
rubbed Alladin's lamp and made a fairy 
garden out of a desert. The plant at Zanes- 
ville was inspected' recently by our general ' 
officers, and when the inspection was 
completed. Jack was given a cigar by the 
"Big Boss." Boys, you can all appreciate 
the difference between having that part 
over which you have charge, inspected, and 
being given a cigar at the conclusion of 
the inspection, and being criticised, as is so 
often the case. What is our loss, is some 
one else's gain. Jack, we feel our loss but 
we rejoice with you in your promotion. 

Marietta, Ohio 

Correspondent, S. B. Henderson, Agent 

Our deepest sympathy is extended to our 
car record clerk, Charles Richardson, in the 
loss of his wife. 

Our efficient cashier, Ralph Schantz, in- 
formed us the other morning that he has 
his heir trained to the point that he will say 
"Da Da!" 

Marietta's veteran baggageman, Herman 
Henr>% is whipping his garden into shape 
and expects to cross the tape ahead of all 
the rest with his cabbage and onions. Mr. 
Henry met with an amusing experience. 
During the showing of the Hagenback 

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I. Miss M. E. Reid, our agent at Constitution. 2. Prize-winning fox hounds, the pride of their owner, Leon P. Stanford. 3. J. C. McWilliams and his trick 
dog, Joe. 4. The late Engineer and Mrs. Aimer B. Preston. 5. Three heavyweights of the agent's staCf at Sandusky. 6. Chief Clerk McKeraon and 
Freight House Foreman Engles, Sandusky. 7. More of our Sandusky folk — pick 'em out 

Wallace circus, he was presented with a 
complimentarj'^ ticket along with a reser\'ed 
seat check. Upon presenting them at the 
main entrance he endeavored to pay War 
Tax on same and presumed the attached 
chsck was for that purpose. Af er the ticket 
collector removed his portion of the ticket, 
Mr. Henry was so pleased to think that the 
circus was not costing him anything, that 
he did not notice what the check was for 
and hurried in and took a seat in the 
bleachers. He did not di'-cover hi error 
until the next day whil; talking about the 
circus. When he found that he had cheated 

himself out of a reserved seat 

Well, the remaining part of the story must 
be omitted. 

J. P. Kerwin, our demurrage clerk, has 
been spending several weeks in Charleston, 
W. Va. We are all wondering who she is. 

Rate Clerk Walter Mellor is contem- 
plating the purchase of a car in the near 
future. At present he is undecide i as to the 
make; one day it is a Ford, next a Maxwell, 
Dodge, etc. We trust he will decide soon 
for the benefit of the office force. 

Sandusky, Ohio 

Correspondent, Miss I. C. M.\RTiX 
Mr. C. H. Ronehouse, father of Yard 
Clerk H. R. Ronehouse, passed away in 
March at the advanced age of 72 N^ears. We 
extend our sincere sympathy to the family. 

Car Foreman E. L. Hannon has been pro- 
moted to the same position at Lima, Ohio. 

Mr. Hannon has been at Sandusky for 
about three years. During that time he 
made many friends, who join with us in 
wishing him success. 

Cedar Point, the wonderful inland sum- 
mer resort, opened for the season on June 
10. Indications are that this will be a 
successful season, judging trom th • booking 
already made to date for conventions, the 
largest to date being The International 
Bible Students. In 19 19 this convention 
had an attendance of 5000; they expect 
7000 or more this year. 

Here is a picture of the group of employes 
at Sandusky, Ohio, who are responsible 
for the weltare of the Baltimore and Ohio 
at that point. Left to right: R. E. McKee, 
freight and passenger agent; Chief Clerk 
McKerman, Cashier Weingates, Ticket 
Clerk and Correspondent for the M.\GAZINE, 
Miss I. C. Martin; Operator Walsh, Record- 
ing Clerk Stoffal, Way Bill Clerk Abele. 

Here are the two oldest clerks on the 
Xewark Division: Chief Clerk McKernon 
(lett), Freight House Foreman Engles 
(right). Both entered the service of the 
Baltimore and Ohio in 1880, and have been 
in the service continuously since that date. 

located at Sandusky, Ohio, and members of 
Mr. McKee's staff. They are, left to right: 
Abele, Weingates, and Walsh. They line 
up just like a foot ball team for the pass. 
Abele i.s the man who starts off with the 

way bill; W ingates gathers in the cash 
after the bill is made, and Walsh keeps the 
wires hot conveying the amount to the 
headquarters; or in short, Abele starts the 
play, Weingates secures the ball, and pf#ses 
it to Walsh to complete the play. The 
positions in this team are known to railroad 
employes as follows: the waybill clerk, the 
cashier and the operator. 

Annual Picnic— Baltimore and Ohio 
Veterans- 'Western Lines 

It is officially announced that the annua' 
picnic of the Baltimore and Ohio Veterans' 
Association, Western :=.4nes, will be held at 
Buckeye Lake, Ohio, on August 17. All 
Veterans and their families are cordially 
invited to spend the day with the Western 
Lines Veterans at this beautiful place, the 
Atlantic City of Ohio. 

It is also announced that the annual 
picnic of the Veterans' Associations, Eastern 
Lines, will be held at Pittsburgh, Pa., on 
July 20. All Western Line Veterans are 
cordially invited. 

After a lingering illness covering several 
months, Mrs. G. E. Paul, mother of Traffor i 
B. Paul, secretary to division master 
mechanic, Xewark, Ohio, passed away ov. 
April 26. The husband G. E. Paul, is also 
employed in the Car Department, Xewark. 
We extend to the husband and son, our 
heartfelt sympathy. 

E. L. Hannon, car foreman at Sandusky, 
Ohio, since February- i, 1920, has been made 
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effective May i. We have learned to like 
Eddie, who has been with us on the Newark 
Division since February i, 1919. Mr. 
Hannon entered the sen,-ice of the Baltimore 
and Ohio at Zanesvlle, Ohio, on December 
26, 1898 as clerk. He has steadily worked 
his way up through the Car Department in 
various capacities, both on the Newark and 
New Castle Divisions, and by supervising 
work under way at contract shops. We are 
sorry that we have to part with him but we 
wish to convey to him our best wishes for 
his success in his new position. 

Effective April 16, A. R. Carver is ap- 
pointed division engineer, with headquarters 
Newark, Ohio, vice R. C. Welch, who has 
been assigned to other duties. We welcome 
Mr. Car\'er to the Newark Division. 

To R. C. Welch, who has been with us for 
the past two years, we are forced to say 
good bye, but we extend to him the best 
wishes of the Newark Division Staff officers 
and employes, all of whom have learned to 
like him. 

We present herewith a good likeness of 
Miss \I. E. Reid, agent. Constitution, Ohio. 
No wonder the Baltimore and Ohio does a 
successful business at this point. 

Alfred B. Wheeler 

Bom December 9, i860. 

Died March 18, 1922. 

Mr. Wheeler entered the service of the 
Baltimore and Ohio on August i, 1883, 
working at the Newark freight house. He 
was transferrred to the Yard Office as clerk 
on June i, 1886; made yard brakeman on 
June 14, 1898, and while employed as brake- 
man had the misfortune to lose one of his 
hands. He was then made switch tender 
and filled this position until September 30, 
1903, when he was transferred to Freight 
House, Newark, Ohio. On June 9, 1904 he 
was transferred to Newark shop, where he 
became turntable operator. On May 13, 
1908, he was again transferred to yard as 
switch tender. This position he held tmtil 
a short time prior to date of his death. Mr. 
Wheeler leaves to mourn their loss, his wife, 
a brother, who is Freight Conductor, O. K. 
Wheeler, and one sister. We extend our 
sympathy to the family. 

Here is a picturt' uf J. C. Williams, third 
trick round house clerk, Newark, Ohio, 
with his trick dog. Joe knows just now to 
teach him tricks. Besides training dogs for 
circuses and stage acts, Joe finds time to 
play ball, and for several years past has 
been the reliable back stop for the Baltimore 
and Ohio team at Newark. 

Aimer B. Preston 

A deplorable accident occured at Krig- 
baum road crossing, near Philo, Ohio, on 
the O. & L. K. branch of the Newark Divi- 
sion, on April 22. Passenger Engineer 
Aimer B. Preston lost his life by being 
pinned between the tender and engine when 
Engine 889 left the tracks and turned com- 
pletely over, falling down a fifty foot em- 
bankment. The accident was due to dirt 
being wedged in the track between the rails 
by men who had been working the road. 
\'\'hen the front trucks of Engine 889 struck 
the crossing, the engine was raised from the 
track, and all the equipment following the 

Mr. Preston was born on December 16, 
1867 and was a member of one of West 
Marietta's prominent families. He en- 
tered the service of the Zanesville and Ohio 
River Railroad Company over thirty years 
agOj soon after it was built, and advanced 
rapidly in the service. 

Engineer Preston's service record shows 
that he was employed as locomotive hostler, 
Newark, Ohio, on October i, 1890; he was 
promoted to fireman on Jaunary 16, i8gi. 

to freight engmeer on December 4, 1894, 
and passenger engineer on December 16, 
1904- This position he held continuouslv 
from that date until his untimely death. 

Newspapers at both Marietta and Zanes- 
^nlle, the two terminals of Engineer Pres- 
ton's run. devoted a large amount of space 
in their columns to comments on Mr. Pres- 
ton as a man who was liked by all who 
knew him. We also have letter from Pass- 
senger Conductor E. T. Reynolds, who for 
over twenty years has been in charge of 
passenger trains hauled by Mr. Preston. 
We quote parts of the letter which show- 
how closely the two men had become at- 
tached during their long period of service 
together : 

"We were together for over twenty years 
and knew each other perfectly, no trouble, 
but always stood for each other. He was 
far above the average and stood for real 
things. I could say many things bearing 
out what the newspapers have said about 
him. We were friends and I will miss him. 
He was reliable; I never has to call his at- 
tention to things during the seasons when 
we were endangered by washouts or land 
slides; he knew where to look for them." 

Mr. Preston is survived by his widow, 
formerly Miss Laura Bauer of Marietta, a 
daughter, Mrs. Walter H. Gerhart of 
Marietta, a son, Harry Preston of Parkers- 
burg; three brothers, Cahnn and Frank of 
Marietta, Edward of Canton, Ohio, and one 
sister, Mrs. Charles Steen, of Hamilton, 

We are indeed grieved to lose such a 
fellow as Engineer Preston. The Newark 
Division employes extend to those who are 
left to mourn, their heartfelt sympathy. 

Akron Division 

Correspondent, J. A. J.'^ckson 

Massillon, Ohio 

Correspondent, Wm. E. Brugh 

On May 2, Agent L. T. Kegler had an 
accident. While in the act of pulling away 
the mail truck from train 48, the truck 
turned over, pinning him underneath. He 
injured his leg, but is back on dutv again, 
none the worse for his experience. Safetv 
First, Leo! 

Brakeman W. S. Bourkel, Lorain, who 
has been working out of Massillon, had a 
shght paralytic stroke on May 6, we hope 
to see you improve quickly, "Bill." 

June Maxint Howell, whose daddy is yard clerk, 
Dover, O. 

Fireman L. R. Groff has taken a tempo- 
rarj^ vacancy as . crossing watchman at 
Main Street, Massillon. Groff ought to 
make a success in that line of work. 

We e.xtend our sympathy to S. Domro, 
laborer. Roundhouse, whose mother died 
on May 8 after an attack of pneumonia. 

A bouncing son, Robert, arrived at the 
home of Trainmaster and Mrs. J. Fitz- 
gerald, on May i. We all extend our 
hearty congratulations, and wish the 
greatest of success to the little fellow. 

Brakeman G. R. Murrey has taken a 
leave of absence and has accepted a position 
hauling ice in Massillon. George is picking 
a cool job for the summer. 

Dover, Ohio 

Conductor R. R. Ryan, working out of 
Dover, was up town looking the town over, 
when some one said, "Hello, Squakey. " 
Ray said if he was in China, some one 
would call him "Squakey." 

Conductor C. "Dutch" Stang brings the 
tale to Dover, that Lorain was dead, as all 
of the railroad men were working out of 
Dover now. 

Operator J. A. Keifer, "GI" Tower, has 
moved his residence to the north end of the 
town. "Jim" said it was cheaper to move 
than to pay rent. 

Engineer E. J. "Shotgun" Baker has 
purchased a new Buick. The first time Mr. 
Baker drove his car was from Massillon to 
Dover. Before leaving Massillon, he called 
Yardmaster Wilcoxon on the phone and 
wanted him to hold everything until he ar- 
rived at 13th Street, as he would probably 
need all of the road from Massillon to 

Conductor D. Mathews has 'also pur- 
chased a new auto. Davy said he likes the 
car all right, except the brake. He has re- 
quested the car inspector to put a hand 
brake on it for him. 

J. M. Sellers, formerly agent at Botzunt' 
Ohio, has accepted the position of chief 
clerk at Dover, Ohio. 

C. L. "Shotgun" Baker, ticket clerk, 
Dover, is making a great many trips to 
Martins Fern,', Ohio. What does his mean, 
"Shot?" We thought you were a con- 
firmed batchelor. 

A report is current that "Cy" Beller, 
warehouseman, Dover, is keeping the road 
hot between Dover and Canton. Expect to 
see cigars in order very shortly. 

"Davy" Davis has bought a Nash road-, 
ster. They say a young lady has controlling 
interest in the car as far as touring goes. 

Miss ■ Mable Intermill, abstract clerk, 
Dover, looks forward to each Saturday 
afternoon so she can take her weekly trip in 
her Studebaker. Lately she has become an 
automobile (crank). 

Miss Clara Haug, bill clerk, took a busi- 
ness trip to Cleveland recently. There 
must be something attractive there, as she 
has made several trips. We are afraid we 
will loose you, Clara, so be careful and 
don't make a mistake after waiting so long. 

Our picture is of June Maxine Howell, 
daughter of Yard Clerk M. O. Howell. 
June likes to wear her daddy's Doky cap. 

Chicago Terminal 

Correspondent, T. H. Willi.ams 

Who said it was'nt hot on May 9? If you 
think not, ask anyone who bowled in the 
Railroad Bowling Tournament, held in 

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Chicago on that date. Well, of course, its no 
use submitting the scores, as everybody 
knows that the Engineers were on top as 

It is with sad regret that we announce 
the death of Lars Thorstensen, painter fore- 
man, which occurred very suddenly on 
Tuesday May 2. Mr. Thorstensen had 
been in the employ of this Company for 
about 25 years, an(l was regarded as one of 
our most faitliful employes. He made a 
host of friends among the employes during 
his relationship with this Company. 

We now have added another suburbanite 
to our list, in the person of our assistant 
engineer of Construction, R. L. Faithoni, 
who has purchased a beautiful home in 
Hinsdale, one of Chicago's choicest resi- 
dential suburbs. 

We would like to know why John Ahl- 
grim is so bashful when he comes into the 
office, he who is such a wonderful conver- 
sationalist over the 'phone. 

Well, guess Lindeman will have to do all 
the gardening around Mt. Hope this sum- 
mer. Why? Because of the new arrival at 
" Ted " Shea's place, which keeps him on the 
move all the time. No, it's not a grand 
baby, its a brand new Ford, and, believe 
me, "Ted" loves to tickle it to see how fast 
it can go. 

Watching Maloney's Transportation All 
Star Bowhng Team on St. Patrick's Eve, 
decorated with green bow ties. 
Maloney the Captain, sent one down the 

The ball went for a strike — 'fore it hit, 

it went blind. 
For the pins all stuck fast 'stead of their 

usual falling, 
And Maloney's face looked as tho it 

missed its calfc'ig. 

Now Henning's the star on the Transporta- 
tion Team, 
The boy surely has 200E some transcon- 
tinental steam. 
He sent poor old "Roller" sailing straight 
off for Home, 
But Oh, the results! Like the burning of 

Old Tanck came along with his "funeral 

He needs all the space of Driscoll's dance 

"Bill," an old timer, took his time through 
the game, 

And when the night was over, went home 
diked in fame. 

Hajek, as usual, was chasing wild geese. 
The ball slid the alley as though it was 

But 'twas a rabbit's foot, good-luck ring, 
and green tie, 
That helped the old kid make the bowling 
pins fly. 

Stuhl, known to all, as the real strike-out 

His ball takes a hook as around a stove 

He was made anchor man for one memor- 
able night. 
And Oh, Boy : he made the ball take a 
good healthy bite! 

The following song entitled "The Fif- 
teenth" is very popular around our office: 
"Twas the night before pay-day, and all 

through my jeans, 
I looked in vain, for the price of some beans. 
Not a quarter was stirring, not even a jit. 
The eagle had vanished, gilt edges had quit. 
Forward, turn forward. Oh, time in thy 

Oh make it pay-day. just for tonight. 

Chicago Division 

Correspondent, F. N. Shlltz 

Aft^r an absence of five months in 
Soutlicni California, Leroy Fowler and wife 
have returned, Fowler resuming duty as 
operator at Willard, Ohio. He says Ohio 
and the Baltimore and Ohio are good 
enough for him. 

Word has just been received that M. S. 
Seeley died in Los Angles on May 12. Mr. 
Seeley was an agent on our Division for 
many years. He resigned two years ago 
while agent at Republic, Ohio, and moved 
with his family to California. 

On June i, Wawasee was opened for the 
season. Business will be good this year at 
this popular resort. Hotel accommodations 
have been increased and many new and 
l^eautiful cottages have been built during 
the past year. XVe understand contract has 
been let to build a large hotel on the site of 
the Inn that was destroyed by fire in 1920, 
the new hotel to cost $175,000. 

M. R. Gorsuch, second trick message 
operator at Willard, was recently called to 
Florida by thf- death of his sister, who was 
south on a visit and contracted typhoid- 

Agent C. E. ShafTar, LaPaz, Ind., is 
seriously ill, and has not been able to work 
for several months. He has been a faithful 
employe and his many friends are hoping 
that he will soon be back in the harness. 

M. W. McCormick, third trick man at 
Milford Junction Tower, received word 
on May 10 of the death of his mother at 
Minorton, Ohio. He was relieved and 
immediately left for his former home. 

South Chicago 

Correspondent, Esther J. Spreenberg 

The name of Frank Bastl, reconsigning 
clerk, Chicago, now appears on the "Honor 
Roll" and he deserves much credit. By 
prevailing upon consignees, in the handling 
of two different cars, to accept delivery at 
another point, he saved the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad a total of $142.70. Mr. Bastl 
is highly commended for his alertness. 
Ke^p up the good work. 

Mr. Rosenthal, in handling a car of 
radiators in the same manner, saved the 
Company a matter of $19.22. This is the 
fourth good mark Mr. Rosenthal has 
opposite his name. Mr. Rosenthal, by the 
way, is reconsigning clerk. South Chicago. 
We hope to have many more such good 
reports from both Mr. Rosenthal and Mr. 

Edward Eckert, our messenger, made 
another trip to Garrett, but this time it was 
not as exciting as the last trip. Perhaps 
Edward saw more of Garrett on his second 
trip. Tell us all about it, "Eddie." 

-Another wedding to report and still more 
eligibles. This time it is our interchange 
clerk. Miss Kathryn Pease, who was mar- 
ried to Mr. Elmer Moore, on Wednesday, 
May 3. They spent their honeymoon in the 
East. Kathryn was presented with a 
beautiful electric coffee urn by the office 
force at South Chicago. Our congratu- 
lations and best wishes are e.\.tended to Mr. 
and Mrs. Moore. 

You'll Get 
A Year's Wear or more. 

when yon buy 


SKI BniBLrss _ 

INo rubber to rot. I'ho^iihor 
^Bronze Sprink'3 (five the 
\ 8t rt tch . Ask Your Dealer 

.for Nu-Way .Susptn.iL-r3. 
Vjartcrs and Hose Supporters, 
hi' hasn't thi m. spmi direct, 
^'ivin;; draltr's name. Every 

Ohio Division 

Correspondent, A. E. Erich 

The prophetic event finally came to pass. 
Charle.-; Conner, Division Accountants' 
Office, has taken the final plunge and is now 
a married man, starting on this all-impor- 
tant undertaking on Thursday. .April 27. 

He and his bride received quite a "send off " 
from his fellow employes when leaving on 
the honeymoon trip. Each passenger on 
the Pullman, in which they embarked on 
this journey, was furnished with a letter of 
introduction, requesting that they give all 
consideration possible to the happy pair. 
From all reports, this was complied 
with seven-fold. Of course, there was- 
plenty of rice; in fact, after the train left, 
it looked as if a late snow storm had \-isited 
the depot platform. A beautiful set of 
silver was presented by the office for^e. We 
congratulate "Charlie" and sympathize 
with the bride. 

Brakeman Harold N. Graves joined the 
ranks of the benedicts on April 26. He re- 
ceived a nice "calf -wagon" ride on the fol- 
lowing day, in honor of the event. Con- 
gr^ '■ulations! 

And still another. Roy Francis, carman 
apprentice, has been claimed as another 
victim of "Cupid." Best wishes! 

G. W. SefTens, clerk. Division Accoun- 
tants' Office, has left the "fold," to study 
and later become a chiropractor and neu- 
propathist. We wish him success. 

We cannot understand why it should be 
necessary for a certain young lady, em- 
ployed in the Division Accountant's Office, 
who has always been considered able to 
take care of himself, to have the protection 
of a "policeman" when trying to locate a 
seat at a circus. However, being a good 
Baltimore and Ohio emplove, we presume 
she felt that SAFETY FIRST must be 
practicad all the time. But, remember. 
Ruth, "policemen'' are no: always to be 
depended upon. 

Cooperation is the — 

Foundation of FRMGHT CLAIM 


M. A. Fox, boiler washer, is smiling over 
the arrival of a second son. Congratulations. 

James Hull, boilermaker, and F. M. 
Nichols, are both proud fathers of daughters. 
Felicitations ! 

Oliver Hedgepath, we are informed, has 
joined the married man class. Mr. Hedge- 
path is a shop laborer. Good luck ! 

Operator Harr>- Boblet, D. A. Tower, is 
learning "bee" keeping, he being an apt 
pupil of Instructors "Joe" Phillips and 

On April 22, Lillian Flynn, stenographer. 
Master Mechanic's Office, was left to care 
for her little nephew. Jack Rigney, age 
about three years, during the absence of his 
parents. Shortly after, while she was en- 
gaged with other househoH duties, the little 
shaver suddenly decided that he wanted an 
ice cream cone, nnd wen'' '">■!'■ of t^e d<^'>r 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, igzz 

and up the street about four squares to his 
father, who is employed in a drug store. 
When Lillie discovered that the Httle lad 
was missing, she became very excited, run- 
ning out on the street saying ovar and over 
again, " I have lost my baby. " Pedestrians, 
inquiring as to what was wrong, could 
obtain no information other than these few 
words. She continued up ths street, 
dressed in a "bungalow" apron, finally going 
to the police station and reporting the miss- 
ing child, and then to the drug store to her 
brother-in-law, where lo and behold, there 
sat little "Jack," contentedly eating the 
desired ice cream cone, entirely unaware of 
all the excitement he was causing. 

We would suggest that "Lillie", in the 
future, when she is to take care of her 
nsphew, have a supply of ice cream cones, 
also a nurses' uniform would do much better 
than a "bungalow" apron, in case it should 
be necessar\- to go after him. 

The informant and correspondent both 
have been threatened with their lives if 
mention of this was made through the 
M.\GAZINE, and in order to play safe both 
have taken out additional accident protec- 
tion insurance. If there are no notes in the 
next issue, the readers will know the cause 

Conductor Phillips informs that we had a 
busy day on May i, having hived three 
swarms of bees in three hours. He also 
states that this was done without a sting. 
We will take his word for that. 

We are sorry^ to chronicle the serious ill- 
ness of Engineer C. W. Ramsey, better 
known as "Buck. " 

Operator J. B. Baker and wife enjoyed 
a three weeks' sojourn in Kansas City. 
"Bake" said he would have come back 
sooner, but "doggone, my wife wouldn't 
come back, so I stayed as long as she did." 

Can you imagine the "disappointment" 
of A. J. Saunier when he heard the dis- 
patcher say, "Pleasant Plain, stay in for the 
block on extra east, Nos. 85 and 3," know- 
ing he wanted to go fishing? Emphasize 
your closing hour nsxt time, and maybe he 
will take the hint better. 

Brakeman Clifl Griffith can tell a true 
"fish ston,-" this time. "Cliff" went to 
O'Bannon on May 4, and caught twenty 
nsh, mostly suckers, weighing about twenty- 
nv2 pounds in all. The grand catch was 
i-xhibited in the office at Chillicothe, there- 
fore the "verification" of the tale. 

Operator W. J. Harris, "DO" Office, has 
an interest in a store at Chillicothe. He says 
he can sell "stuff" as cheap as anj- others, 
so why not patronize him. 

Ask Dispatcher J. R. Neff where he can 
get cheese in Ch.llicothe for 19 cents a 

Miss Margaret Townsend, operator. 
Harpers, has purchased the Given 's Store 
and residence at Harpers, and is selling 
groceries right and left. Dispatcher Pat 
Moriarity says, "She is all right and sells 
things cheap, but she lets the butter age 
just a little beyond my liking. " 

Things we would like to see : 

Xester — chasing a ground hog. 

"Tommy" Stephenson — hopping of? No. 
3 on the west end. 

Doughman — making an explanation to 
his best girl. 

Barrett — paying his wife the $1000.00 
bet. A little better explanation on this 

She — Mrs. Ed. Barrett (operator). 

He — Mr. Ed. Barrett fal«. an erf-r,-V 

Act I 

She — I bet you can't drive the Ford. 
He — I bet you $1000.00 I can. 
She — I'll bet you. 

Act 2 

He starts the Ford and travels at a high 
rate of speed into a deep ditch, turning 
completelv over. 

He — !!'!!!!'?????? 

Act 3 

He jacks up the wheels and the jacks fall 
down, machine falling on the unlucky 

He— Oof- 
She— Oh! 

Act 4 

Wrecking crew called to his rescue and he 
is releassd after a few hours of extreme 

Considerable said in the way of explana- 

She won the bet. Did he pay it? 
The Safety Agent "SEZ" 
Go Back and Flag 

The danger of a rear end collision begins 
at the moment a train comes to a stop on the 
main line. The only safe protection against 
this danger is to do exactlv what the rule 
says -'GO BACK AND FLAG." It 
doesn't say "Flag when you think it is 
necessary, when there are curves or when the 
weather is such that you do not care to 
expose yourself." Don't allow yourself to 
say, or even think, that in certain cases it 
is not necessary-. The experience of terrible 
accidents show that IT IS NECESSARY. 
You have promised to do it and yovi are 
paid for doing it, and your own sudden 
death should he. the onlv reason for not 

Chfiord Erich, Stores Department, is the 
proud father of a baby boy. Both mother 
and child are doing nicely and "Cliff" has 
the smile that won't come off. 

E. W. Barrett, operator, Leesburg, has 
purchased a new home in that "Burg." 
He says he is tired of boarding in a hotel. 
He also purchased a cook book and his wife 
intends to cook the meals in the future. 

I am verv' grateful for the help I have had 
with the news this month, particularly to 
W. E. Littlejohn, who contributed such a 
large number of items. It is hoped that the 
hint will be taken and others contribute. 
If you cannot send an item, send a photo- 

St. Louis Division 

Correspondent, H. F. Smith 
A. A. Knox, Ivorydale Shops, has been 
appointed boiler foreman at Washington 

J. P. Alangin, Washington, Indiana, has 
appointed boiler foreman at Storrs' Round- 

Some Things We Would Like To See 

"Gib" without a list of material he needs. 

"Dot" with the boiler forms all signed. 

Wagenman not calling 75 to ask if his 
paycheck is there. 

"Billie" not arguing with the ladies. 

Somebody not wanting a force statement. 

Clay Creager with his house completed. 

John Frederich, "Freddie" Fitts and 
"Billie" Donahue in vaudeville. 

A GOOD ball team. 

Trammaster Smith has excellent quali- 
ficationsfora trainmaster, but as a chauffeur 
he is not rated so high, especially since the 
other night when he ran his car into the 
ditch while taking friends out sight seeing. 
F. A. Conley, M. A. McCarthy and Jern,- 
f^idom were among the injured. 

High water at Beman— Above, Trainmaster 
Pritchell; below, sand bags for high water 

The Car Department, Washington Shops, 
has completed 25 new caboose cars and is 
now making preparations for the building 
of fifty-eight additional caboose cars. 
General Car Foreman Teed is making a nice 
showing on his output of both freight and 
passenger equipment. 

The two accompanying pictures show the 
high water looking northeast from Beman, 
and the large number of sand bags which 
were filled from the banks along right of 
way and placed on track in the flood area 
between Beman and Vincennes. Through 
the constant and efficient work of men 
stationed at this point we were able to con- 
tinue operation when the entire Wabash 
Valley was experiencing one of the highest 
flood stages ever known. The imposing 
figure in the foreground is Trainmaster 
Pritchett, the "Beman Operator." Service 
into Beardstown on the Springfield District 
was crippled because of the high waters of 
the Illinois River, it being necessary to 
detour over two foreign lines in order to 
reach this city. 

At the recent annual banquet of the Com- 
mercial Club of Flora, addresses were made 
by Industrial Agent G. W. Arnold and As- 
sistant General Freight Agent Galleher. 
These were well received and were fav- 
orably commented upon. 

We Saw This 

(Sung by her Boss to the Tune of " My Bon- 
nie Lies Over the Ocean") 

My tYpust is oi hor vacution. 
My trpist's awau fpr a week. 

My trpudt us in hwr vacarion, 

Wgile thse damn kews pls}- hudge and 


Oy, breng boxk, bting bzek, 

Brung becj mu bOnnie ti mv, tp mr; 
B)(S:ng b$xj, b6ng, bicx, 

Phing bozk m% beinino-o mx; CH Heik? 

One of our employes was mentioned in 
the Safety Flashes for the month of April. 
Let's keep our names out of this publication. 
The Charleston Division savs "THINK 
ABOUT IT." Thinking twice about it 
wouldn't be such a bad idea. 

With the additional passenger ser\nce now 
in effect, local Passenger Conductors Mc- 
Evilly and Badollet bid in Trains 3 and 12, 
Conductor Ingraham, from No. 29 and 30, 
also bidding in Trains 3 and 12. Freight 
Conductors Thompson, Evans, and Swartz 
have risen from the ranks and are handling 
Trains 61 and 62 and Trains 6" and 6^'. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, 1922 


Promotions seem to be in the air and Brake- 
men S. A. Reed, E. A. Rahn, "Jim" Hart 
and Earl Milligan have been made full 
fledged conductors on the Illinois Sub- Divi- 

Accounting Department 

Our first spring wedding took place on 
April 27, when Miss Josephine White of 
Seymour became the wife of Motive Power 
Accountant L. F. Isenogle. Mr. and Mrs. 
Isenogle went to Dallas, Texas to attend the 
Clerk's Convention, to which Mr. Isenogle 
was a delegate. After a four weeks' visit in 
the South, they will be at home to their 
friends in Washington, Indiana. 

Fuel Clerk Earl Harrington is back on the 
job after undergoing an operation at Cin- 
cinnati. We missed him while he was gone 
and we are glad to see him back in his usual 

Earl Dykins is filling the vacancy created 
by the attendance of Carl Bier at the con- 
vention in Dallas, Texas. 

Quite a number of changes have been 
made in the personnel in the last week or 
two. John T. Connolley was with us for a 
short while on the messenger job, later as 
general clerk, hut has now accepted a posi- 
tion with'a local bank. " Tom " Kell is now 
performing the duties on the messenger job, 
with Arthur Phillips on the Income Tax 
position. Earl Dykins is to be granted a 
leave of absence shortly. He will be missed 
and we trust his health will permit his early 
return. "Dick" McCrisaken is on the job 
after a week's absence account sickness. In- 
spector of Accounts Bassett is back from a 
month's visit (?) in Baltimore. We'll get 
the force all straiglitened out about next 
December. Bert Ulm is wearing one of 
those "smiles that won't come off" well he 
is Daddy now — why should 'nt he? Con- 
gratulations, "Yum!" 

Saw Jess coming down the aisle one day 
and one of those wastebaskets flew up and 
hit him. Steps should be taken to see that 
they are muzzled. They are dangerous to 
the peace of the community. 

Our idea of a wonderful surprise: To have 
someone send us a few notes. 

Toledo Division 

Correspondent, Edward M. Mannix 

East Dayton, Ohio 

Announcement extraordinary- ! Mr. and 
Mrs. Normalcy arrive in the United States 
after a prolonged visit somewhere. Such is 
the joN'ful news flashed to us by the Opti- 
mistic Club of America! 

Jime is now with us and with it one C)f the 
most humane campaigns ever undertaken 
by the combined railroads of the United 
States, that of education for elimination of 
accidents at railroad crossings. Toledo 
Division is charged with its share of edu- 
- ation in this matter. Every employe will 
■e called upon, and we can give our Super- 
ntendent, R. B. Mann, the assurance that 
;iOt one will be found wanting. 

East Dayton again has "Xo-Accidents" 
"11 report. This is the proud record of our 
hop.-; and roundhouse. Education pays 
ig dividends in Safety stock, and ever\- 
mploye is a stock holder. 

Hear about Frank G. Sehrt, our Round- 
louse Foreman? Yes, a New Maxwell. O, 
ciys, and a beauty! Frank has a smile a 
lile long now when he comes rolling aroimd 
;he comers. Up to date all telegraph poles 
and water plugs are still standing. 

Our road foremen of engines, M. P. 
Hoban, W. B. Kilgore and 0. R. Stevans, 

have been congratulated by Superintendent 
R. B. Mann, not only for the efficient 
manner in which our increased business is 
being handled, but for the record for fuel 
saving established by them, which sets a 
new mark and places the Toledo and Wells- 
ton Divisions in the lead over our entire 

Nice work, fellows. Teamwork coimts! 

Harr>' C. Bullion, engineer, Wellston 
Division, and Thomas Conway, air inspet- 
tor helper, recently got into a lieatcd con- 
troversy over the relative merits of different 
pumps. As Bullion was leaving on his en- 
gine, Conway shouted, " I guess you're tin- 
guy that put the Bull in Bullion." "If I 
did, you must be the Guy, that i)ut the 
Con in Conway, " was the reply. And so it 

Are you reading Engineer Harry C. 
Franks' letters to his Brother John! Look 
them over carefully, they are the real stuff. 
More demands for ^IAGA7.INEs than we can 
furnish, so will have to ask our editor for a 
larger allotment at our point. 

The Toledo Division established a car 
moving record that was never known in the 
history of this division before when we 
moved seven thousand one hundred and 
fifty-six loaded cars in one day, with no 
delays, no accidents, no failures if any kind 
whatever. I tell you boys, this is some 
Division, and we are all proud of it. 

Again we have had the pleasure of a visit 
from our executive officers from Cincinnati, 
Messrs. Mitchell, Malthaner and Galloway, 
and again they leave with the same im- 
pression of East Dayton, living up to her 
reputation of excellence and proficiency, 
where one works for all, and all for one. 

Division Accountant's Office 

Correspondent, G. M. McBride 

The Toledo Division is breaking all past 
records on business. For instance, on ^Iay 
6 a record of 1 1 3 trains was recorded — 4006 
loads and 1350 empties, a total of 7156 cars. 
Engines are being worked to their full 
capacity and more forces are being employed 
daily ever>'where along the line to take care 
of this increased business. Toledo dock is 
dimiping cars at the rate of one every one 
and one-half minutes. 

This only means that each one will have 
to apply himself or herself just a little more 
to business. The old adage, "An idle brain 
is the devil's workshop," does not apply to 
the Toledo Division. This is a good indica- 
tion that we are thinking business, talking 
business and acting businesslike. 

Louis Roehm has been assigned to the 
position of stenographer to the chief clerk 
of the Dayton and Union Railroad. While 
we regret to lose so valued an employe, yet 
our good wishes follow him to his new posi- 

"Joe" Brown has accepted the position 
recently vacated by Mr. Roehm. We wel- 
come him to our midst. 

Cyclones seem to be playing havoc at 
Crid'ersville. Latest reports are that one 
family — man, wife and one year old infant — 
was picked up and carried across the coun- 
try but not killed. All of the buildings were 
de'Stroyed. Five houses in all were com- 
pletely torn to pieces. The cyclone started 
two and one half miles west of the town and 
extended two miles northeast. 

Miss Gertrude Hutzel, Division Account- 
ing Office, and Miss ^Iargaret O'Connor, 
Superintendent's Office, will soon leave on 
their vacations. Rumor says they are 
headed for "Cuba." Gertrude says it will 
be no use to trail her with tin cans or jugs as 

We ChallenK* ComDarison* 

Write (or our beautifully illu»trated 
catalog and floor pattern of the Vot» 
Grand, also our easy payment plan. 

165 BoyUton St. Boaton, Ma»a 

she '-annot be bothered with Customs 

There has recently been organized a 
physical class. Mar>- Myers is the pros- 
pective student. Mar>- can almost bend 
over and touch the floor— and "pep.'" 
She's got it in both arms — leamir.^ rapidly. 
Perhaps she may be a pugilist some, day, 
who knows? 

Gertrude Hutzel has found a new way to 
avoid being bothered when busy. Ger- 
trude says if you are busy and do not want 
to be bothered with peojjie standing aroun 1 
talking to you, just give them something<'*o 
eat and they will leave at once. It works — 
she tried it. 

WANTED — Any old newspapers you 
may have. Can use them to good advantage 
on mv chair. 

— Vern P riser. 

Eugene McKenna, material clerk, was 
instrumental in securin;;,;a shipment of two 
carloads of cattle from Sidney, Ohio, to 
Youngstown, Ohio, on .\pril 17, via the 
Baltimore and Ohio, exclusively. Mr. C. 
M. Smith, the shipper, had been using a 
competitive line, but after his conversation 
with Mr. McKenna, he was convinced he 
could save considerable money by merely 
dri\-ing his cattle a few miles further to our 
line at Sidney, Ohio. The shipment was 
routed BaUirriore and Ohio to P. & L. E. at 
New Castle, Pa., to Pulaski. Pa., which 
routing entitled the shipper to Pittsburgh 
rate which was considered less than he had 
been paying foreign lines previously. Mr. 
McKenna is highly commended for the 
interest and lovalty' which he displayed. 

He also holds the distinction of being m 
possession of a commendable letter from 
Mr. Heiland, our esteemed district passen- 
ger agent, for advance information which 
later resulted in our Company securing a 
partv of 75 last July to Winona Lake, repre- 
senting the Westminster Choir, of which 
Miss Clayton, nn'.'her ;natenal clerk :i 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, June, IQ22- 

Good Morning, Evelyn Jean Bering;r! 

We are anxiously waiting to learn which 
of the two material clerks will receive the 
honor of securing this party this year. No 
doubt other clerks in the Division Account- 
ing Office will use their efTorts in behalf of 
the Baltimore and Ohio. We would like to 
mention this in the columns of the M.\ga- 


The accompanying picture is of Evelyn 
Jean, the daughter of Ed. Beringer, Main- 
tenance of Way Bureau. 

With the approach of warmer weather 
the noon day ball games have also made 
their appearance. The boys of the office 
evidently enjoy themselves immensely and 
claim the exercise is indispensable. Mr. 
Hartman, our fuel clerk, believes that a 
tailor could be used to more advantage than 
an umpire. For further particulars, refer 
to Hartman, Kinninger and Harker. 

The saddest word of tongue or pen — 
"Eddy Snyder's late again." 

We are told that Harold Theis recently 
acted as best man at a wedding but that he 
is inefficient as best man. He forgot to kiss 
the bride. 

"How far is it around the world?" 
In girlish innocence asked she. 
"Oh! Let us measure it, my dear" 
Her lover made reply, "and see." 
And when he placed his strong right arm 
Around her waist so small and trim. 
He found it was not very far 
For she was all the world to him. 

— V. E. Priser. 
We presume, of course, that the young 
lady mentioned is now Mr. Priser's wife. 

Now that vacation period is here, we miss 
some familiar face almost every day. We 
are glad to note, however, that their smiles 
are just a bit brighter upon their return and 
there prevails that feeling that they are glad 
to get back in the Baltimore and Ohio circle. 


Correspondent, R. A. Garrigus 

Welcome! Sandusky's loss is Lima's 

On May i, Car Foreman E. L. Hannon, 
Sandusky, Ohio, was appointed car foreman 
at Lima, vice W. E. Baker, assigned to other 
duties. Mr. Hannon has been a member of 
the Baltimore and Ohio family for 21 years. 
Welcome, Mr. Hannon, let's make 'em all 
look up to Lima, now. 

A careless man is like a Bolshevik — he 
doesn't know anv better. YOU SHOW 

Clarence Ream, material distributer, is 
the proud father of a nine pound baby girl. 
Congratulations, Clarence! 

Insurance can never pav for a lost arm or 
leg. DON'T TRY IT. ' 

Mrs. Otto Walburg, president of the 
Ladies' Auxiliary of the Veterans' Associa- 
tion, attended the convention of the Auxil- 
iary of the B. of R. T. at Toronto, Canada. 

The careful man is an asset to the Com- 

James Price, car repairer, who has been 
off duty for several weeks account of in- 
juries, is back on the job again. 

Read your Safety rules book today. 
It'll be worth while. 

C. H. Oaring and C. T. Robinson, 
Chicago Division, were visitors during the 
month. Incidently, after seeing the amount 
of business being handled by the Toledo 
Division, Mr. Robinson was forced to admit 
that the Chicago Division is only a branch 
of ours. By the way, Mr. Robinson, did 
you ever get that box of El Versos? 

Have you read Safety rules 56 and 68? 

At a recent meeting of the Toledo Divi- 
sion Auxiliary of the Veterans' Association, 
the name of the Auxiliary was changed to 
the "Lehey Division," in honor of Patrick 
Lehey, pensioned veteran car repairman. 

North Lima Yards 
By A. Switchman 

Come boys, let me speak a few words. 
Just a little poem about North Lima 

Right here I'll tell you it will be all true, 
So stamp your approval when I get 

The yard is made up from all walks of life. 
Some men are single and some have a wife. 
Some men are talky, always hunting for 

While others are quiet and pose in recluse. 

Now I want to keep straight from the start 
to the end. 
Who'll be the first to come under my pen? 
Now I have one in mind who is ever worthy 
It's the general yardmaster, Mr. Jim 

Now just a word with his kind permission, 
He is not surpassed on the whole division. 

The first to start and the last to stop. 
With his two able helpers, Jennings and 

Now boys, watch me closely, I don't want 
to get wrong. 
But there's not a conductor who can beat 
old Grant Long. 
Swift as a deer, he climbs cars like a spider. 
Keeping one eye on Saunders,' the other 
on Snvder. 

John Sweeney comes next upon our big list. 
With a goodly crew I think he is blessed. 

He's never afraid to go any where, 

For he always depends on Rube's hot air. 

There's a host of conductors, that you all 

There's Shelly, Weaver, Stratton and 

Blackstein and Conway, they all do just fine. 
While Dempster and Woods are always 
in line. 

Now there are other trainmen who can take 
the runs, 

Clymer and Meeks, and also George 

They are all clever, we admit it is true, 
But this is the trouble — they know it, too. 

Now the car inspectors stand out alone. 
Their master of ceremonies is Carrey 

No wheel gets by them when it is flattened, 
I can prove this by Windy, Stinebaugh 
and Patton. 

The operators also we must not go past. 
The men who perform the most difficult 

For the key is no place for a fake or a fluke 
And we'll stake our lives on our noble 

But the clerks, Oh! how I wish we could 

They're always in trouble from the nose 
to the hip. 

They put a car in a drag as slow as could be 
When the bill plainly showed it to be a 

Of course they're condemned though they 
try to make good. 
Once in Train 94 they put a car of scrap 

And then to get right and make up with their 

In a ninety car drag, they put a car of race 

What Made Her Go 

While crossing the English Channel from 
St. Malo to Southampton I met an English- 
man from near Essex. The following is a 
portion of our conversation : 

Essex: " Beautiful boat I say. Wondah 
what makes (h)'er go. " 

Yours Truly: "Screws, Sir." 

Essex: "Aw, really?" (and after a 
pause) "Aw, I say — that cawnt be. You'r 
spoofing. It's the screws that (h)'olds 
(h)'er togawther. They cawnt make (h)'er 

G. K. Seiber. 

Customer: "Have you frog legs?" 
Waitress: "No, I ain't, smarty. Me 
short skirt makes 'em look thata way 

— Axident Ax 

Left to right: L. E. Barrett, shop clerk; W. Wendler, assistant passenger shop foreman; H. W. Chew, 
passenger car foreman ; R. A. Garrigus, Magazine correspondent 

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Pensioners' Roll of Honor 

(Continued from page 25) 

Simon Nicholson 

Simon Nicholson was born on October 16, 
1852 at Upper Turke\-foot, Pennsylvania. 
Here hi attended school up until the age of 
seventeen, when he left and went to work 
on his father's farm. He entered the ser- 
vice of the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad 
Company in 1868 and helped to build the 
road from Pinkerton to Casselman. From 
there he went to Brooks Tunnel and helped 
in the building of this tunnel. While this 
work was under construction, trains went 
over the top of the hill. The old grade is 
plainly discernible to-day and is quite a 
curiosity. Next, Mr. Nicholson was en- 
i^'ed in helping to build the present Berlin 
.inch. On the first day of March, 1872 
started to work on the section at Cassel- 
i.m, where he remained for five years, 
ilc then was transferred to the section at 
I'mkerton; on March I, 1 881 he was made 
I ' ii eman of the section at that point, where 
lie remained until he was transferred to 
Meyersdale in 1882, as section foreman. 
In the latter part of 1883 he was transferred 
;i ' the Berlin Branch as foreman. Here he 
faithfully sen-ed the Railroad Company 
■nil he was pensioned, on March i, 1922. 
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson have raised a 
'L'e family of sons and daughters, some 
the sons being employed in positions of 
■rust and responsibility with the Railroad. 
Mr. and Mrs. Nicholson reside in a comfort- 
able home at Berlin. Here they are ex- 
tremely happy in theifv? declining years in 
the consciousness of a long and well spent 
life in the society of their friends, children 
and grand-children. 

Homer H. Bryan 

Homer H. Bryan was born on November 
-3. 1^55 at South Marion County, Indiana. 
His parents were John S. and Harriett 
Ijryan. At the age of seven Mr. Bryan, 
with his parents, went to Xenia, Illinois, 
where he attended county school until he 
was eighteen years of age. Hs then worked 
in a woolen mill for some years and, at 
about the age of 23 entered a flour mill in 
Xenia. In January 1883 he obtained em- 
ployment with the O. & M. R. R. as brake- 
man. He was promoted to conductor in 
1886. In this position he remained tmtil 
he was pensioned, this year. 

In 1879 Mr. Bryan married Miss Rachael 
A. Friend. To this union there were born 
two children, Dr. C. S. Bryan of Vincennes, 
Indiana, and Fred E. Bryan of Chicago, 111. 

New Shipping Platform at 

FREIGHT Agent A. D. White, Wil- 
mington, Delaware, has asked us to 
call to the attention of our employes 
the fact that the Railroad has just com- 
pleted in our Shipley Street Yard there, a 
platform which will take care of shipments 
to be loaded or unloaded in end door or side 
door, or on flat cars, and will greatly facili- 
tate the handling of large commodities, 
especially automobiles. 

Here is a golden opportunity for our em- 
ployes in and around Wilmington, but 
especially in the city itself, to let their ship- 
per friends know of the additional service 
offered by our Company, and thus to 
attract additional business to our lines. 

J. J. Groeninger Honored by A. M. R. Employes 
on Completion of Fifty Years Service 

Bx Roland Stchl 

Clerk, Revision Bureau 

ON the aftemoon of Thursday. May 18, 
an air of secrecy pervaded" the whole 
sixth floor of the Annex Offices, where 
the Revision Bureau of the Auditor Mer- 
chandise Receipts Department has its head- 
quarters. Outwardly ever>-thing appeared 
to be normal; typewriters were bang-banging 
all around us, clerks were busily bending 
over their desks, and the only commotion 
noticeable was in the Comptometer Group, 
from whence a burst of illy-repressed mur- 
inurings and gigglings would break forth 
ever and anon, causing the rest of us to 
ponder over the old question of "Why the 

The tension became greater and greater 
IS the aftemoon wore on until we were 
ilmost at the breaking point of asking 
iuestions. Then someone couldn't hold the 
■ecret any longer, and we learned that the 
lay marked the fiftieth anniversary of ser- 
• ice with the Baltimore and Ohio R. R. for 
.1. J. Groeninger, head clerk. A celebration 
lad been planned secretly and our compto- 
neter operators were much excited over the 
)ro&pect of being in charge of the culinary 
irrangements. From then on we watched 

and awaited developments — not silently, 
I'm afraid, because everj^one had suddenly 
lost all interest in everything but the big 

The object of all this mirth and excite- 
ment was working at his desk as usual, 
totally unaware of the looks, giggles, and 
whisperings going on around him. At about 
four-thirty. Assistant Auditor H. S. Mac- 
cubbin sent for Mr. Groeninger and chatted 
with him until quarter of five, when he was 
spirited away to the seventh floor at the call 
of Assistant'Auditor N. F. Davis. At that 
time things began to happen. The elevator 
doors flew open and in walked Comptroller 
J. J. Ekin, Assistant Comptrollers J. P. 
O'Malley, W. D. Owens, and F. A. Devc- 
rell. A minute or so later came Mr. Wood 
of the Welfare Department, C. W. "Charlie" 
Pledge, agent at Claremont, Md., L. A. 
Lambert, auditor Coal and Coke Receipts 
W. B. Dudderar, assistant auditor Coal and 
Coke Receipts, C. H. Pourtiairat, Auditor, 
Passenger Receipts, L. M. Grice, assistant 
auditor. Passenger Recepits, J. L. Hayes, 
division freight agent and several of Mr. 
Groeninger's associates of the Traffic De- 




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partmcnt. Thesf gentlemen gathered in 
Mr. Rittcnhouse's private office, and after 
divesting themselves of their rain-soaked 
outer garments, chatted for a few minutes 
while Air. Groeninger was sent for. To say 
that he was astonished upon seeing them 
would be putting it a trifle too mildly. He 
was literally smiles all over. 

Then began the triumphal march to the 
chief clerk's platform while about one hun- 
dred of Mr. Groeninger's fellow employes 
seated themselves or stood nearby and 
waited for the festivities to commence. 

Mr. Byrd, chief clerk of the Revision 
Bureau, arose and announced that in view 
of th^ fact that this was the fiftieth anniver- 
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thought fitting and proper that some recog- 
nition should be made of the event, and to 
that end a committee had been formed 
which had arranged a demonstration in his 
honor. After extending to him his per- 
sonal congratulations, Mr. Byrd intro- 
duced W. E. Rittenhouse, auditor of 
Merchandise Receipts as the chairman of 
the committee. 

Air. O'Malley and a few others then de- 
livered short speeches and congratulated 
Mr. Groeninger on the completion of his 
half century of service. The chairman next 
introduced Mr. Wood, who, after a beautiful 
talk, presented the already happy man wiih 
a gold watch and chain on behalf of the em- 
ployes of the A. M. R. Department as a 
token of their high esteem. 

In addition to this, Mr. Rittenhouse pre- 
sented him with fifty dollars in gold from the 
Management. Then Mr. Groeninger, with a 
little tremor in his voice, and a suggestion of 
tears in his eyes, after a few preliminary 
remarks about his length of sen,-ice, thanked 
all in the nicest way and returned to his 
place of honor to gaze first at one gift and 
then the other. Happy? That does'nt 
express it! There was one tremendous 
smile all over his face from ear to ear. It 

fuls, and with Mr. Groeninger 's beaming 
smile upon you, we'll leave you to dream in 
peace about Chicken Salad, and. Oh Yes! I 
nearly forgot — Ice Cream! 

Just a word about Mr. Groeninger 's 
record. Entering the service of the Balti- 
more and Ohio at Locust Point, Md., May* 
i8, 1872 as warehouseman, he was trans- 
ferred on July 3 of the same year to Chases' 
Wharf, Md., in the same capacity. Then he 
was promoted to various positions as lading 
clerk, billing clerk, and chief clirk. This 
covered a period of twenty-three years, and 
in September, 1 899 he was transferred to the 
old Baltimore and Ohio Building as rate 
clerk. In this office his ability soon won 
him promotion to the position of chief 
clerk. Afterward, he served as soliciting 
and traveling freight agent up until the 
time of this country's entrance into the 
World War, when he was transferred to the 
Department of Auditor Merchandise Re- 

Mr. Groeninger, with all the sincerity of 
our hearts, we wish for you. Happiness, 
Good Health, and Prosperity, and may 
there be many more years in which we may 
enjoy your wonderfully kind and gentle- 
manly association. 

Honor Roll 

(Continued from page 36) 
this train had dragged through the switch 
and forced the point open one and one half 
inches. GaUnn got the chain out and spiked 
the switch. This chain evidently formed a 
direct circuit as this open switch point did 
not cause northward signal to go "Stop." 

In the Realm of the Riddle 

{Continued from page 19) 
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you poets, and send us some beheadments, 
curtailments, deletions, charades and puz- 
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In order to give the solvers a fair oppor- 
tunity, the answers to all puzzles will be 
published in the Magazine for the third 
following month. For instance: The April 
answers will be published in the July issue, 
the May puzzles in the August issue and 
so on. This will allow solvers about forty- 
five days to work out the answers and get 
them in. 


was not necessary to say more. We under- 
stood, and were glad. 

During all of this time we had paid not 
the slightest attention to the Comptometer 
Group, but as we turned away from the 
platform, Lo! and Behold! there was a table 
spread before us whereon rested heaping 
portions of that prince of gustatorial de- 
lights, Chicken Salad — and Rolls — and 
Cake — 'N'ev'rj'thing. But, "horrors of 
prohibition"! between us and the "eats" 
loomed the grim figure of a photographer. 
We were herded together just three desks 
away from the crowning event of the even- 
ing, while "Jimmie" Varina took lessons in 
holding burning matches for the camera's 
benefit. Of course, "Bill" Hutton had to 
make sure that he would be included, so he 
sat on top of a case where the lens was fuUv 
exposed to the peril of his face. "BOOM " 
said the flash, and "OH" screamed the 
girls as the smoke played hide and seek 
among the rafters. 

Just then George Slack piped up with 
"Do We Eat?" In answer to which Mr. 
Groeninger was placed at the head of the 
table with the officials on each side. There 
was happy, jolly chattering, between mouth- 

J. J. Groeninger and his railroad friends who 
honored him on his fifty years of service 

Emma's Little Chickens 

{Continued from page 31) 

hens laid nice eggs all the winter. In the 
spring they stopped laying and went to sit- 
ting, all six of them. But Emma did not 
know until her father told her that hens 
must sit on the eggs for three weeks before 
they hatch. 

When the little peeps came out Emma 
tended them as she had to her father's. 
When these grew to be big hens they laid 
so many eggs that Emma did not know what 
to do with them. She sold many of them 
to the stores and to some of her neighbors 
and gave a lot of them to her father and 
mother to sell along with their eggs. She 
also gave them the money that she received 
for her eggs, and her parents gave her all 
the spending money that she needed. She 
raised chickens for many years and they 
all lived happily ever after. 

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That Pass in the 

By Robert L. Reiser 

Down among the lowlands damp and out across the plain. 
Belching smoke and cinders, comes the rushing railroad train; 
Loaded down with quick dispatch — some fifty cars or more — 
See the red heat flashing from the open fire box door! 
Clattering over bridges, across rivers, streams and rills — 
Hear the whistle screaming and the echo in the hills ! 
Crossing bells a'clanging in the lonesome village lane. 
Warning folks afar and near, "here comes the railroad train!" 

Telegraph a'clicking as the signals change to clear, 
Haar the steely clatter as the train is drawing near! 
Crossing gates are lowered by the watchman in his tower — 
Ah, she's leaning in the curve, her brake shoes flashing fire ! 
Pounding through the switches, rushing through the night, 
Markers gleam on cabin till they whisk 'em out of sight. 
Head man leaning out the cab to watch the high wheels roll. 
The engineer his orders scans — the fireman feeds her coal. 

Hauling ores and metals to the far off city mills. 

Skirting rims of rivers on its way around the hills. 

Carrying tools to toilers and moving farmers' grain — 

Many fortunes wait upon the coming of the train. 

And many a baby lisps a prayer as mother sets the light. 

Where Daddy dear will see it as his train glides through the night. 

Go sing your songs of cruising round on ships across the sea — 

The job of handling quick dispatch is sport enough for me. 

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Carl P. King, of Kentucky, a mach- 
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J. J. Maher, of Maine, finds the 
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My name is Rowe — Carl Rowe. I live in a 
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I am going to tell you an amazing story 
about myself. It may seem too strange to 
believe, but you can easily verify everything I 
have to say. 

Two years ago I was a baker. I was strug- 
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pay envelope meet the increasing expenses of 
our family. There was no prospect for the 

Today, just two years later, I am a success- 
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all the things we need and want. Last month 
I made $876 during my spare time, and was 
able to put $200 a week in my savings account. 

I am going to tell you how it happened. 

Please remember that two years ago I had no 
surplus cash. I was in the same fix as nine 
out of ten other men. Expen- 
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and my salary, although it had 
increased, could not keep pace 
with the cost of living. My 
wife had to do without things 
that I knew she ought to have. 
We wanted an automobile, but 
we couldn't afford it. We 
wanted to buy our home, but 
we couldn't afford that. 

It made me desperate to 
think of what might happen if 
I became sick or lost my job. 
I worried about it, and so did 
my wife. We were living from 
hand to mouth, and we didn't 
know what calamity and hard- 
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around the corner. 

And yet — today — I own our 
nine-room house. I have an automobile. I 
have money for books, the theatre, or any other 
pleasures that I may want. I have the cash 
today to educate my son and send him through 

Here i ; how it happened. One day in glanc- 
ing through a magazine I read an advertise- 
ment. T he advertisement said that any man 
could make from a hundred to three hundred 
dollars a month during his spare time. 

I didn't believe it. I knew that I had work- 
ed hard eight hours a day for $50.00 a week, 
and I figured that no man could make that 
much during a couple of hours a day spare time. 

But as I read that ad I found that it pointed 
to men who had made that much and more. 
In the last paragraph the advertiser offered to 
send a book without cost. I still doubted. 
But I thought it was worth a two-cent stamp, 
so I tore out the coupon and put it in my 
pocket and next day on my way home from 
work I mailed it. 

When I look back to that day and realize 
how clo=e I came to passing up that ad, it sends 
cold chills down my spine. If the book had 
cost me a thousand dollars instead of a two- 
cent stamp, it would have still been cheap. 
All that I have today — an automobile, my home, 
an established business, a contented family — 

all these are due to the things I learned by 
reading that little eight-page booklet. 

There is no secret to my success, I have 
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three years ago, and I consider myself an 
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how I made my success. 

All the work I have done has been pleasant 
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the representative in this territory for a rain- 
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The Comer Manufacturing Company are 
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they do not sell through stores. 
1 hey sell their coats through 
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My business is growing 
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know how great it will grow, 
but there are very few business 
men in this city whose net 
profit is greater than mine, 
and I can see only unlimited 
opportunity in the future. 

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Can a Ticket Clerk Swing Big Freight 
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—Boy, Page Mr. A. W. Gienke of 
Cleveland, Ohio! 

"/ was so impressed with the way this man took care of me that I cannot help writing 
you about it.'' 

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1 . CHICAGO, ILL., U. S. A., May 8, 1922. 

I Mr. J. G. Strickenburg 

I Division Passenger Agent 

I 809 Park Bu>?ding 

t Cleveland, Ohio 

I Dear Sir: 

I I 
I I wish to call your attention to the fact that you have in your employ a man who surely deserves { 

j much consideration from the heads of his department. On Tuesday, May 2, I was called by wire sud- j 

j denly to Baltimore, Md. I called up your station agent, a Mr. A. W. Gienke, and asked him if he would j 

j reserve a lower berth for me on the 7.45 train. He was very polite and said he would be glad to hold the f 

j berth until fifteen minutes before train time for me. I arrived about twenty minutes before train time 1 

j and he had the berth and ticket all ready so I was not delayed. 1 

j I so seldom get any courtesy from the agents of any railroad these days that I want to let you know | 

I that you have at least one man who is trying his best to get business for his Company. Such good treat- | 
ment is surely a thing unusual these days. I was so impressed with the way this man took care of me 1 
that I cannot help writing you about it. You may also be interested in knowing that the next day I routed I 
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I can swing your way. 

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so nice a courtesy as did your Mr. Gienke, all the business I possibly can. { 

Last year I shipped over eight hundred cars of freight east, and I never paid much attention to 1 

what road got the business until I lately began to see what indifferent treatment I received at the hands of j 

some of the ticket agents. In this little case your man has been the means of giving you a lot of freight | 

business, just through courtesy. I hope this agent will have due consideration when possible, as I am j 

sure that he has the stuff that good men are made of, and will prove to be a good asset to your company. , 

Yours very truly, 

(.Signed) JOHN P. MEYER. 

442 Parkhill Ave. 
Yonkers, New York. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ22 



Volume 10 

Baltimore, July 1922 

Number 3 




Vacation Special — R. C. Moorehead — Cover Design 

Can a Ticket Clerk Swing Big Freight Business to the Baltimore and Ohio? 

—Boy, Page Mr. A. W. Gienke of Cleveland, Ohio! i 

The Wire Stringin' Crew— A Poem James Edward Hungerford 4 

Do Labor Saving Machines Reduce Employment? James N. Holsen 5 

The Coal Bill and the Passenger Car Mile 6 

The First Rail Gasoline Motor Car for Passengers on the Baltimore and Ohio 

. W. B. Whitsitt 7 

E. T. Horn Appointed Chief of Yard and Terminal Operation — Other News 

of Personnel 8 

Columbus Merchant Compliments Our Service in His Advertising 9 

Telegraph Department Assumes Direction of Time Inspection Service — W. C. 

Donnelly Made General Supervisor 10 

New Home Builders' Service for Baltimore and Ohio Employes 11 

The Disastrous Fire at Locust Point, July 2 : 12 

Traffic Department — 

Passenger 14 

Freight 15 

Safety Section — 

Supervising Employes Can Stop the Riding of Leading Footboards on 

Locomotives J. J. Powers 16 

Don't Ride Leading Footboards of Locomotives!. . . .C. B. Omohundro 16 

Fighting Hot Weather 17 

Editorial 18 

In the Realm of the Riddle G. H. Pryor 20 

Our Veterans — 

General Manager Scheer Addresses June Meeting of Baltimore Division 

Veterans 22 

Fairmont Auxiliary Named in Honor of General Superintendent J. M. 

M Scott Mrs. Harry Fleming 

For a Diamond Ring and a Gold Watch— Cincinnati Employes' Picnic- 
Joseph Beel 

Death of Edward B. Doyle W. L. Stephens 

Prize Offerings by Baltimore and Ohio to Members of Boys and Girls Clubs 

for Club Extension Work. . . ' 27 

Pensioners' Roll of Honor : 28 

Women's Department Edited by Margaret Talbott Stevens 30 

Children's Page Aunt Mary 34 

Employes Who Are Taking the "Curt" out of Courtesy on the Baltimore 

and Ohio 36 

Safety Roll of Honor 39 

Among Ourselves 




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to improve its service to the public and to promote a greater community of interest 
among its employes. Contributions are welcomed. Manuscripts and photographs 
will be returned upon request. 

Circulation of the Baltimore and Ohio Magazine is over 37,000 copies for this issue, 
our aim being to place it in the hands and in the homes of practically all English 
speaking employes of the Railroad. An examination of our advertising will show 
ihat it conforms to the highest standards. We do not guarantee it, but we believe 
that it means exactly what it says,;and for that reason feel free to urge our readers 
to patronize our advertisers whenever they consistently can. 

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conveniences, at Cowenton. Porch, lawn and 
shade. Very reasonable. Inquire of Editor. 

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Send drawing or model for examination and 
report as to patentability. 



624 F. Street, N. W. Washington, D. C. 

The Old Conductor says — 

"It's the Best Railroad in the United 

THE old conductor grinned good-natured- 
ly as he punched my ticket. "Yes, 
I've worked for the Baltimore and Ohio for 
36 years," he said, "and I hope to work for 
it 36 more. It's the best railroad in the 
United States. " 

A man who feels that way about his job 
can't help but be a success, and even better 
than that, he gets a full day's enjoyment out 
of every day as he goes along. 

I wonder how many of us feel that way 
about otir farm? We'll enjoy life more and 
be better farmers if we believe that our 
farm is the best farm in the United States. 
And what's to keep us from working to make 
it the best farm in the United States? 

— Roanoke ,Va., Daily. 

These Books Were Not Dry 

Card from a local station agent to a 
studious citizen: "Dear Sir: Please send 
at once for th , case of books directed to you, 
as it is leaking badly. " 

From Answers to Health Questions by 
Medical Expert 

Boilermaker — Q. I have constant 
scratchy noises in my head. What is the 
matter? Is there a relief for it? A. Rats in 
the belfry. Chew rat biscuit before meals. 
It will relieve you of this trouble and draw 
the cause elsewhere. 

Frantic Nurse — Q. My little nephew 
swallowed some sand. Is he in any danger? 
A. Not much. All it will cause is a land- 
slide in the alimentary canal. 

Voter — Q. I am a young man of 22. I 
am short winded. How can I overcome this 
defect? A. Have your family physician 
lengthen your wind-pipe. 



Large Shirt Manufacturer 

wnnt^t a^-entu to sril conipli'li' hni' of 
«hirt», clin-i-l 111 wi-ariT. Ailvcrt isvcl 
Hruiiil. F.xi-luaiveputtpniH. No capi- 
tiil or cxpt'rii'nce rfnuire*!. Bii; 
vaUu>!i. KTitirclv new propcinition. 
Write tor free sample* 
'M:: Urou.lM iiv York 

Collateral Loan Wanted on Studebaker 
car. Money needed to pay interest on 
home, which was mortgaged to build garage, 
which was mortgaged to buy car — Address 
High Finance. 

HAVING BOUGHT a closed car, I will 
sell my fur coat, size 72 and my wife's fur 
coat, size 16. Bargain for quick sale before 
next installment on car is due — Address 
High Finance. 

The Sob Sister 

By Miss Aphasia Fair 
I knew a young woman, 
And wasn't it 

vShe spept a week's wages 
For powder and 

But 'twasn't so silly 
As scoffers 

For to her face make up 
She added the 
She landed a gink 
With a good 
Wlio figures his fortune 
In numerals 

So here is my moral: 
Use plenty of 

And hook some old geezer 
By beauty that 

Ain't. — Exchange. 


Has anyone seen Pete? 
Pete who? 

Kerosene him yesterday and he hasn't 
benzine since. 

— Lightning Line. 

Muriel— Will you love me as much in 
June as February? 

Jack — More, darling, there are two more 
days in June! 

— Lightning Line. 

Teacher — Johnny, if you don't behave 
I'll have to send a note to your father. 

Johnny — You'd better not. Ma's as 
jealous as a cat. 

— Lightning Line. 










The Deisel-Wefnmer Co., 
Lima, Ohio 
Cigar Manufacturers 


Two fussy traveling salesladies were 
riding in opposite seats in the train. One 
thought the car was too hot, the other said 
it was too cold. 

Just then a dusky porter came through. 

"Porter," commanded the first lady, "I 
wish you'd open that window. I'm nearly 

"Don't you do it!" snapped the other. 
"If you do I'll freeze to death." 

The porter scratched his head. 

"What you 'spose Ah should do in a case 
lahk dat? " he asked a portly looking travel- 
ing man, about two seats to the rear, trying 
to enjoy a little reading. 

"Open it a while and freeze one; then 
shut it and smother the other. — Forbes 
Magazine {N. Y.). 


Is undecided what route he will 
take— expects best service and con- 

Shows cheerful disposition while 
amusing self on penny scale — 

Hears train-caUers, "Baltimore and 
Ohio to St. Loms"— etc., etc. 

Exhibits pleased countenance 
when convinced of Baltimore and 

Ohio's superb service— 

{Cartoon by Switchman SlUt, Cincinnati Termina') 
Please mention our magazine when writing advertisers 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July 

The Wire-Stringin' Crew 

By James Edivard Hungerford 
Illustrated by Robert L. Heiser 

If 5-ou're lookin' for heroes, and anxious to praise 'em, 
Then take a good squint at the wire-stringin' crew; 
Just look the gang over, and keenly appraise 'em, 
And size up the things they have done, and can do! 
They're ready for any old kind of a venture — 
Heroic, all right, but their deeds are unsung^ — 
They're chock-full of grit, and dead keen for adventure. 
Wherever there's telegraph wires to be strung! 

Just give them the word, and they're off in a twinkle ; 

With pliers and climbers — alert, wide-awake ; 

You don't have to show 'em — they know every wrinkle. 

And don't give a rap for the chances they take! 

Just point out the job to be done, and they'll do it — 

A job that takes deftness and courage and grit; 

They'll laugh at the hardships, and stick 'til they're through it, 

Or die on the job — for they never say "quit." 

You'll find 'em up North, where the blizzards are raging; 
You'll find 'em down South, where it's hotter than s n; 
They're perched up on poles, where the clouds aie rampaging— 
Good natured and cheerful, but drenched to the sk-n; 
Their job is to string up the wires, and they string 'em. 
Regardless of where they have got to be hvng; 
The rain it can pelt 'em; the hailstones can sting 'em; 
But just the same, hombre, those wires'll be strung! 

They're always on deck in a time of disaster, 

Repairing the damage of flood or of fire ; 

They'll land on a job, and stick tighter than plaster. 

Until they've repaired every snapped or down wire! 

So take a good look at the gang, and appraise 'em. 

And size up the things they have done, and can do; 

You'll find 'em dead game, and that nothing can feaze 'em — 

You'll take off your hats to the wiie-stringin' crew! 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Published monthly at Baltimore, Maryland, by the Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, to improve its 
service to the public and to promote efficiency and community of interest among its employes 

Volume io Baltimore, July, 1922 Xumhi:r ,^ 

Do Labor Saving Machines Reduce Employ- 
ment? What Does History Prove? 

By James N. Holsen 

The introduction of labor saving machines into any plant -or industry naturally makes those em- 
ployed therein feel that their chances for steady employment are reduced. This is, in fact, tlte usual 
immediate effect. But history proves thai after the installation of literally thousands of labor saving 
machines, men are today {during normal times) decidedly better employed than ever before. 

. Sometimes the adjustment is slo7v and sometimes fast, depending largely on general economic 
conditions. As an illustration of quick adjuslincnt we can cite the present situation on the railroads 
of this country. Their revenues being only sufficiently great to cover operating costs, including the 
most necessary maintenance of track and equipment, and to pay fixed charges, (and with many of them 
paying no dividends on common stock whatsoever) building programs are at a standstill, for there is no 
money witJi which to undertake them. But building is badly needed to keep railway facilities measurably 
up with the industrial growth of the country. The situation therefore demands that labor saved, not 
only by the installation of machines but also through all other operating economies, shall be applied on 
enlarged maintenance and building programs. 

For instance it is well known that the number of bad order cars today largely exceeds the normal 
number. And if one engine can be made to do the work of two, the resulting saving can be applied to 
car repairs, meaning larger employment of car repairmen. It also means tha^ when business increases 
cars will be available io handle the business, and more trains, more engines and more engine crews will 
be engaged in work, and the whole will be done more economically and with benefit to all concerned. 

This article discusses the subject largely from an historical viewpoint, but also clarifies it in its 
present day aspect. — Ed. 

THE popular opinion that the 
introduction of labor saving 
i| machinery is directly opposed 

to the interests of the working man 
is centuries old. When, in the seven- 
teenth century, an inventor placed 
a model of his machine before Colbert, 
the minister of Louis XIV, Colbert 
replied, "I am anxious that men 
should be able to live honestly by 
their work and you propose to me 
to take their work out of their hands. 
I Take the invention, if you please, 

somewhere else." 
|i When, in the last half of the 
eighteenth century, the Industrial 
Revolution was ushered in by the 
invention of the steam engine by 
Watt and the machines of Arkwright, 
Cartwright, and Hargreaves, the 
English spinners destroyed the spin- 
ning Jenny of Arkwright and smashed 
the loom of CartuTight. Many 
inventions that now seem indis- 
pensable were bitterly fought by the 
English laborers. 

History gives to Elias Howe the 
I honor of inventing the sewing ma- 
chine in 1846. Historv' also records 
•.hat Walter Hunt had practically 
. completed a working model of a 

similar machine a decade earlier, but, 
when Mrs. Hunt protested that a 
sewing machine would throw many 
sewing women out of emplo\TTient, 
Mr. Hunt, in the interests of 
humanity, destroyed his own inven- 

Examples could be cited almost 
indefinitely as evidence of the sus- 
picion and hostility with which new 
inventions are received. When, in 
the building trade, the hod-hoisting 
device rendered it unnecessary for 
men to make beasts of burden of 
themselves, • a general alarm was 
created over the prospect of a great 
number of hod-carriers being thrown 
out of employment. The cigar 
makers, the glass blowers, the stone 
cutters and the typesetters represent 
only a few of the trades which have 
fought the introduction of labor 
saving machinery into their respec- 
tive trades. 

However, the attitude of trade 
unionists does not materially differ 
from the attitude of many others. 
The opinion is almost general that 
the amount of work to be done is 
fixed and definite. Since the amount 
of w,ork is thought to be predeter- 

mined, they reason that the machine 
is simply a competitor of the laborer, 
decreasing the OT)portunity for em- 
ployment and thereby reducing 
wages. Economists refer to this ^is 
the "lump of labor" notion. 

The destruction of property by 
fire or flood is often regarded with 
a sort of satisfaction by those not 
directly affected, ,upon the supposi- 
tion that more work is thereby 
provided. Economists refer to this 
notion as the "mak;; work fallacy." 
The same fallacious reasoning causes 
the reckless spendthrift to be re- 
garded as a greater asset to the com- 
munity than the frugal man who 
husbands his resources, because the 
former "puts money into circu- 
lation" and' "makes work." 

The failure to distinguish between 
useful and useless work underlies 
the "make work fallacy." Useful 
work contributes to the general 
stock of commodities available for 
distribution, while useless work makes 
no such contribution. Although the 
broken pop bottles found under the 
baseball l)k'achers may represent 
additional work for the workers, 
it is obvious that the labor devoted 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ig22 

to their replacement represents a 
subtraction from the labor that 
would otherwise be available for 
the production of other commodities. 

Modem industry is so complicated 
that many people who believe that 
the use of machinery- must contribute 
to the well-being of society, the 
laborer included, are unable to see 
how the result is brought about. 
There is always the inclination to 
view a machine as displacing so 
much muscular labor with all the 
benefits accruing to the employer. 
However, when one stops to consider 
how meager were the rewards of 
labor, and how drab and dreary was 
the lot of the great mass of humanity 
prior to the Industrial Revolution, 
the contribution of machinery to 
man's progress is apparent. Nobody 
seriously holds that to dispense with 
all machinery, leaving only the simple 
hand tools, would promote our well- 
being. However, there is a feeling 
that we have too much machinery 
and accordingly ever\' new machine 
encounters opposition. The con- 
fusion over the question of labor 
saving devices is increased by the 
dual position which a person occupies 
as producer and consumer. As a 
consumer, he benefits by every sav- 
ing in the cost of production, while 
as a producer his present employ- 
ment may be threatened. The 
journeymen tailor forced out of his 
particiilar employment by the sewing 
machine could hardly be expected 
to acknowledge this particular in- 
vention as a blessing to society. 
Neither could the keepers of thriving 
and hospitable inns along the old 
stage roads be expected to see the 
traffic diverted to other channels by 
the locomotive and acknowledge the 
railway as a boon to mankind. 

It is regrettable that even a 
temporary disadvantage shovdd fall 
upon some to the advantage of 
others. However, in the process of 
adjustment and readjustment which 
progress implies, it is inevitable that 
some have to be forced out of old 
grooves and made to fit into new 
ones. If society had to await the 
sanction of every person before a 
labor saving device could be used in 
industry, we would still be using 
only the primitive, hand made tools. 

The expansion of industry which 
follows labor saving devices, the 
creation of new industries and the 
consequent replacing of those dis- 
placed is made intelligible by the 
understanding of a simple but funda- 
mental economic principle. Econo- 
mists speak of the insatiability of 
human wants. By this they mean 
that man's wants are never satisfied; 
desires for particular things may be 

satisfied but no sooner is one want 
satisfied than men become conscious 
of another. As soon as the neces- 
sities of life are secured, the conven- 
iences and comforts are desired, and 
if a man's strength is not exhausted 
in supplying himself with necessities 
and comforts, then he will devote 
himself to .the work of obtaining 
luxuries. If because of an invention, 
the nvunber of men employed in the 
production of a definite quantity of 
goods is decreased one half, it does 
not follow that one half of the men 
formerly employed in the production 
of the ]3articular commodity will be 
left without employment. If society 
is able to supply its desires for this 
particular commodity with fewer 
men, the others will be employed in 
the satisfaction of some new want. 
The entire historj^ of man has demon- 
strated this principle and our individ- 
ual experience confirms it. Its 
recognition leaves no place for the 
"limip of labor" notion. 

That the amount of work to be 
done is not fixed and definite as the 
"Ivunp of labor" notion implies can- 
not be too strongly emphasized. To 
subtract the nimiber of men now 

necessary to accomplish a definite 
amount of work from the number* - 
that woiild be employed to do the 
same amount of work without the 
help of machines is the most fallacious 
of all reasoning. Allowances must 
be made for the enterprises which 
could not be carried on at aU were 
it not for labor saving methods. 

A slave could clean by hand only 
five or six pounds of cotton per day. 
To clean our average cotton crop 
of today would require the labor of 
3,000,000 men working continuously 
throughout the year. However, it 
cannot be said that the cotton gin, 
invented by Eli Whitney in 1793, 
performs the work that would other- 
wise furnish employment to millions 
of men. The cheapness of the clean- 
ing process was the conditioning 
factor in making cotton the great 
staple crop of the South. In 1792, 
we exported only 630 bales of lint. 
In the year following the invention, 
our exports increased to 7000 bales; 
and by 1800, the amount was 79,000 
bales. In normal times, we export 
approximately 40 per cent, of a 
cotton crop of 12,000,000 bales. 
When we consider the great number 

The Codl DilUr\d Ihe Pdssenger Car Miie 

A. pdssen^er car hauled one mile makes one 
Pdssen^er Car Mile (PC.M) 

Atrdinof ten passen^r cd.'S running 100 miles 
makes IQOO P.CM. If it uses 75 tons of coal the 
* fuel performance is 15 lbs. coal per PCM. 

If one scoop less per mile were used to make Ihe 
run, tfie fuel consumption would be 6 % tons, ^ivin^ 
d Sdvini of % of a ton for tfiQ trip. And tfie fuel 
performance would be 13.5 lbs of coal per "RCM. 

An average fuel savin* of Ifiis amount (1.5 lbs. 
per PO.M.) on tfie passenger car mileaie of d year 
like 1921, would result in a saving of 73.500 tons, or 
$256,175 This is equdl to the interest at 6 per cent 
on 4.000.000 

\/itK tfiis saving we could buy 20 new heavy 
PdCific type passen^r locomotives, 40 sleel passenger 
ears and have enough left to buy 1.000 new freiiht cars. 
Or with ifie same saving we oould furnish employment 
to 100 more skilled mechanics for a year. 

ifte first four monf/is of /fis y<=dr t/is Fuol 
Per/ormMce /n pusson^rjervice JussAom a dec/dsd 
improxfmnt- okv Jdsl year dnd M<? dverd^ f?r Me pds/ 
{freoyeors. ^^^^^ff HELP 
Keep it ^oin^ ! 
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employed in cultivating, transport- 
ing, and manufacturing cotton, it is 
evident that the invention of the 
cotton gin, instead of displacing 
labor, has greatly increased the 
field for its employment. 

'To transport 1,169,307,000 pass- 
engers and i,qq8,9I7,ooo tons of 
freight, the number and amount 
carried by the railways in 19 19, by 
wagons and coaches, would require 
more labor than railway transpor- 
tation necessitated. In fact it is 
inconceivable that this amount of 
traffic could have moved except for 
the railway. The development of 
our stupendous railway system, which 
is but a labor saving device on a 

large scale as comi)arcd witli the 
canal and turnpike, has not resulted 
in reducing the o])portunity for 
employment, but, on the other hand, 
its greater efficiency has made pos- 
sible the present day development 
of manufacturing, mining, et cetera. 
Thus the railways have, by a whole 
plexus of interactions, increased em- 
ployment and, at the same time, 
made possible the satisfaction of 
wants heretofore impossible. Any 
saving in transportation costs will 
further stimulate the development 
of other industries, and the conse- 
quent expansion of other industries 
will increase the demand for trans- 
portation facilities and labor in tliem. 

The First Gasoline Rail Motor Car for 
Passengers on the Baltimore and Ohio 

By W. B. Whiisitt 
Chief Draughtsman, Office of Mechanical Engineer 


^HE first test trip of the first 
Gasoline Motor Car of the 
Baltimore and Ohio on its own 
rails, was made on June 26. 

The car left Camden Station at 
8.15a.m., stopped for a minute at 
Mt. Royal Station, and again on the 
division to watch the operation of the 
new automatic ballast cleaners for a 
few minutes, and after being turned 
on the "Y" at Elsmere Junction, 
arrived at Landenberg at the end of 
the Landenberg Br^inchat 12.10 p.m. 
Leaving there at 12.22 p. m., and re- 
tracing the morning route with other 
brief stops, the car arrived at Camden 
Station at 4.41 p. m. 

The average running time on the 
main line was 29 miles per hour, the 
maximum, 39 miles per hour. The 
maximimi speed allowed on the 
Landenberg Branch is 15 miles per 
hour, and the power of the car was 
such that it was necessary to run at 
second speed to keep inside this 
limit. The maximimi grade on the 
branch was 1.44% and the car could 
have made this comfortably on high 
gear had the speed limit permitted. 

The car carried what was perhaps 
an average load. All of the men ap- 
pearing in the picture made the trip, 
and a few others besides. There was, 
however, no baggage or milk or other 
heavy commodities, as it is expected 
the car will have to carry when it is 
placed in o])eration on the Railroad. 

The mechanical performance was 
good, several minor repairs only being 
necessary and those such as might be 
expected with a new car on one of its 
first trips. 

Everybody who made the trip was 
impressed with the generally satis- 

factory performance. There was 
much more comfort than is obtained 
in any interurban electric car that 
the writer has ever ridden on. At 
first this was attributed to the splen- 
did roadbed of the main line, but the 
same easy riding qualities were also 
apparent on the Landenberg Branch, 
where the track is admittedly not a 
first class one. The explanation of 
this is not alone that the car seems to 
be well balanced from a mechanical 
standpoint but also that it has been 
built up to the rigid specifications of 
the Interstate Commerce Commis- 
sion, with frame, parts, etc., that are 
considerably overstrong for a unit 
of its t^^pe. 

The advantage of having no smoke 
from soft coal is apparent. It will 
not only cost less to keep the car 
clean but will also contribute to the 
comfort of passengers. The windows 
are wide and high, and afford an un- 
obstructed range of vision for the 
passenger, something that will un- 
doubtedly be greatly appreciated by 
those who have the opportunity to 
travel the beautiful country through 
which many of the branch lines of 
the Baltimore and Ohio run. The 
electric lights are well placed for 
reading and afford plenty of light 
for that purpose. 

The principal reason for building 
the unit in two sections, the car with 
its trailer, instead of a single car with 
the same capacity, is because of the 
fact that the trailer can easily be dis- 
connected from the motor car when 
the lightness of traffic warrants it. 
with consequent considerable sa\-- 
ing in the cost of gasoline and oil for 

On the test trip the actual cost of 
operation, including gasoline, oil and 
wages of engineer and conductor, was 
16 cents a mile. This does not in- 
clude interest on investment, depre- 
ciation, overhead, etc., which, when 
taken into consideration, will prob- 
ably bring the cost of operation up 
to about 25 cents a mile. The cost 
of operating an average typical 
branch line steam train is about a 
dollar a mile. It is seen therefore 
that considerable economy will prob- 
ably be effected by the use of the 
gasoline rail car where it is practicable. 

One of the most apparent econo- 
mies in the use of this car comes from 
the fact that when it is going down 
grade the gasoline consumption can 
be reduced to practically nothing, 
while steam pressure in the locomo- 
tive has to be kept high by constant 
application of coal to the fire, even 
when running down hill. The most 
interesting feature of the car from a 
mechanical standpoint (and this will 
surprise most owners of automobiles) 
is the fact that the gears can be 
shifted from high to neutral and vice 
versa, without disengaging the clutch. 

The general plan of the car is 
shown by the accompanying picture. 
It will be noted that the motor car 
is arranged for a baggage space in 
front and a rear passenger section. 
wi*-'i. capacity of 22 passengers, and 
the trailer is arranged for 34 pass- 

Interior woodwork finish of the 
car and trailer is mahogany color 
with the roof in white. The seats are 
covered with rattan. Both car and 
trailer are equipped with specially 
designed hot air heaters, manufac- 
tured principally of aluminum, in 
order to save weight. Both car and 
trailer are lighted by electricity. 

The motor car is driven by a four 
cylinder gasoline engine, having a 
four and one half inch bore by six 
and one half inch stroke, and will 
develop at 1600 revolutions, 60 
horse power. 

The car is gearef!" to operate at 35 
miles per hour on sti'aight level track, 
and at this speed the speed of the 
engin« is 1330 revolutions per minute. 
The transmission has three speeds 
forward, and with a separate revers- 
ing gear, three speeds in reverse, so 
that the car can travel as fast in one 
direction as in the other. The car is 
controlled the same as an ordinary 
motor truck. 

The front and back trucks are both 
four wheel, also the trucks on the 
trailer. All wheels on the motor car 
rear truck are driving wheels, and 
the front truck on the motor car and 
both trucks on the trailer are pro- 
vided for easy curving. 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ22 

Both car and trailer are equipped 
with semiautcmatic air brakes con- 
trolled from the motor car. This air 
brake system has the emergency 
feature, so that if the cars break 
apart the brakes will be automatically 
set on both cars. 

The trailer has an independent 
conductor's valve for setting the 
brakes, if necessary, and both car 
and trailer have hand brakes. 

In designing this equipment special 
attention has been given to keep 
everything as light as possible, con- 
sistent with strength, in order to 
keep within the power that can be 
delivered by a truck type gasoline 

All wearing parts on both cars are 
of high grade alloy steel, carefully 
designed, in order to get the maxi- 
mum strength with the minimum 
weight. The sides, roof and floor of 
the bodies are insulated. 

The weight of the motor car with- 
out passengers is 17,200 pounds and 
trailer 9,350 pounds. 

The designs and specifications for 
the car were prepared in this office 
and built bv the Edwards Railwav 

Motor Car Company at Sanford, 
N. C. The chassis of the motor car 
was furnished by the Kelly-Spring- 
field Motor Truck Company. 

On runs at Sanford before the car 
was delivered, it averaged seven and 
a half miles per gallon of gasoline, 
without the trailer, and six and a 
half miles per gallon with the trailer. 
Approximately one quart of bearing 

oil is used per 1,000 car trailer miles. 
The engine will use about one quart 
of oil for each 150 miles, and the 
transmission gear and differential on 
the motor car will each require about 
five pounds of grease per 10,000 miles. 

It is expected that this car will be 
put into operation on the Romney 
Branch, running between Green 
Spring and Petersburg. 

E. T. Horn Appointed Chief of Yard and 
Terminal Operation — Other News 
of Personnel 

ON June I Vice President C. W. 
Galloway announced the ap- 
pointment, effective that date, 
of E. T. Horn as chief of yard and 
terminal operations. The position 
formerly held by Mr. Horn, general 
supervisor of terminals, was abolished. 

Mr. Horn first came with the Bal- 
timore and Ohio on September 11, 
19 1 2, as supervisor of terminals. He 
resigned in 19 16 but returned to the 
service on August i, 19 17 in his pre- 
vious capacity and continued in this 

position until May 1, 1920, whenhe was 
made general supervisor of terminals. 

Mr. Horn has been largely res- 
ponsible for some of the most notable 
improvements in train operation that 
have ever been effected on the Balti- 
more and Ohio. Chief among these 
is the System, Divisional and Through 
Classification, on account of which 
great savings in time and money have 
been brought about in the operation 
of fast freight trains, with consequent 
better service for shippers. Mr. Horn 

Above: The first gasoline rail motor car for passengers on the Baltimore and Ohio. Below, a few of those on the inspection party. Left to right: 
Chief of Motive Power Emerson; Superintendent of Motive Power Gill; General Manager Scheer; District Master Car Builder Calder; General 
Passenger Agent Lowes; Master Mechanic Hines; Division Engineer Speiden; District Master Mechanic Galloway ; "Jack," son of General 
Superintendent Motive Power Carroll, standing next to him; Engineer Maintenance of Way Lane; Chief Draughtsman Whitsitt, OflSce of 
Mechanical Engineer, the author of this article; Mechanical Engineer Sandman 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, 1922 


E. T. Horn, 
Chief of Yard and Terminal Operation 

has for some months been engaged on 
a plan for increasing engine mileage 
per run. It is now past the experi- 
mental stage and bringing splendid 
results, a full account of which will 
be given in an early issue of the 

Other Changes 

On June 15 the following appoint- 

ments were made in the Pittsburgh 
territory: W. F. Booth, assistant 
superintendent with headquarters at 
Glenwood; T. Masterson, assistant 
trainmaster with headquarters at 
36th St.; C. D. Grow, assistant 
trainmaster with headquarters at 
Willow Grove. 

In the Baltimore territory. Train- 
masters E. L.AUnut and F. W. String- 
er, with headquarters at Riverside. 

At Fairmont. T. J. Ward, terminal 
trainmaster, vice W. F. Booth, pro- 

On July I, C. B. Harveson was 
appointed division engineer, Balti- 
more Division, East End, Herring 
Run to Park Junction, headquarters 
Baltimore, Md., vice Theodore Spei- 
den, Jr. Mr. Speiden will handle the 
important work of rebuilding a 
number of bridges on the P. & W., 
Pittsburgh Division, which are being 
strengthened for the use of Mallet 

On June 5, Philip H: Groscup, 
division accountant, former New 
Castle Division, was transferred to 
similar position, Connellsville Divi- 
sion, head quarters, Connellsville, 
Penna., vice Harland L. Cordrey, 
assigned to other duties. 

Columbus Merchant Compliments Our 
Service in His Advertising 

Max H. Riescr Shows Apprecialiojt of Courtesy 

ONE of the most enteq^rising 
merchants of Columbus, Ohio, 
is Max H. Rieser, the propri- 
etor of a large, progressi\^e and well- 
known women's wear establishment. 

Mr. Rieser is a large advertiser in 
the Columbus papers and as such 
well knows the considerable cost of 
this kind of publicity. It must have 
been with the most kindly feelings 
toward the Baltimore and Ohio and 
its employes, therefore, that in his 
half page advertisement in the Col- 
umbus Dispatch of Friday, May 19, 
he set aside space for an unsolicited 
compliment to the service of our 
Railroad. What he wrote may be 
seen in the fac-simile reproduction 
over his signature which appears on 
this page. 

That Mr. Rieser is an ardent be- 
liever in the ser\nce idea which is 
contributing so much to the Balti- 
more and Ohio, will be noted from his 
letter. It will also be seen that Mr. 
Rieser, appreciating compliments 
which he receives about the ser\-ice 
given by his store, believes in extend- 
ing the same kind of compliments to 
those individuals and organizations 
from whom he personally gets good 

When this tribute to the Baltimore 
and Ohio appeared in the Columbus 
Dispatch, M. H. Broughton, train- 
master at Columbus, wrote Mr. 
Rieser and asked if he wouldn't let 

On the B. &0. 

— Prof eflmlonal plajs, amateur prodnc- 
tlonH or minstrel nhon-iv n qunrtcr of a 
century ago or less were inpompletr 
n-lthout some nnfavornble romment, 
»ong or joke on the D^ltlmore & Ohio 
rnllrond nnd perhaps at that time there 
■was reason for it. 

— Time ha.>i healed all Tronnd^t. Today 
that road Is cured of every ailment 
ascribed to If In tlie years past. Who 
Is responsible f ive must aslt. Perhaps 
the hl^her-ups prompted perfection 
but those in direct contact with the 
riding pnblic have broouht about public 
sentiment for reversals of opinion. 
— J, Doty, Pullman conductor, nnd 
F. T. Bramlette, porter, , on the U. & O. 
train arrivinc: here from Cincinnati at 
1 1 il'.'> p. m., had miich to do with my 
pleasant Journey homeward re«ently. It 
marked the end of a perfect trip. 
— I Just could not help but indirectly 
ask their names and throusrh' this 
column extend appreciation for (heir 
courtesy, service and comfort extended. 
— This store takes lis share of pride in 
service nnd when the comparison Is 
made from years past, we ourselves 
notice the advancement. Many letters 
of appreciation re.ich us during the 

— -May 19, IS::; 

us put a story about the incident in 
our Magazine, along with his photo- 
graph. His reply amplifies in so in- 
teresting a way his views on how the 
employe should feel toward the or- 
ganization for which he works, that 
we are quoting it in full, as follows: 

Columbus, Ohio, 

May 23, 1922 

Mr. M. H. Broughton 
Columbu.s, Ohio 
My dear Sir: 

There was just as much satisfaction and 
pleasure derived by me in writing the 
article commending the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad as you and your associates had in 
reading it, as has already been proven by 
the letters received. 

The communications and telephone mes- 
sages assure me of as much interest and 
loyalty of each individual as if they per- 
sonally owned or controlled the railroad, 
and in my judgment large and small corpo- 
rations can only successfully survive by that 
whole-hearted spirit. In our institution, we 
like everyone to work and think the same as 
though the store belonged to them per- 

If the editorial in last week's Dispatch 
along with my photograph will add any- 
thing to your AIagazine, you have my per- 
mission to use them, as per your request. 

Be assured of my pleasure in reading your 
favor of the 20th inst. With my best wishes 
for continued success, I am. 

Sincerely yours, 
(Signed) M.\x H. Rieser. 

The point that we Baltimore and 
Ohio employes should get from this 
incident is that patrons ot the Rail- 
road appreciate real personal ser\'ice 
on the part of our employes so much 
that they are willing to make almost 
any return within reason for it. It 
certainly is worth while to make'sjich 
good friends as Mr. Rieser. 

Max H. Rieser 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, iq22 

Telegraph Department Assumes Direc- 
tion of Time Inspection Service — 
W. C. Donnelly Made General 

ON June 26, C. A. Plumly, super- 
intendent Telegraph, issued 
the following announcement 
to all time inspectors on the Balti- 
more and Ohio Railroad: 

Effective July i, 1922, the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad Company will take over the 
supervision of time service throughout the 
System, and effective the same date W. 
C. Donnelly will become General Super- 
visor Time Service, headquarters, Balti- 
more, Maryland, reporting to this office. 

The present arrangement of inspection 
will be continued, and inspectors who are 
established jewelers, will be permitted to 
sell watches, chains and charms to any 
employe, whether in classified service re- 
quiring standard watches or not, the Rail- 
road Company to make deductions on pay- 
rolls for such sales and subsequent expense 
of repairs thereof, hut for no other jewelry or 
merchandise; remittances for such payroll 
deductions applying against orders executed 
on or after July i, 1922, will be made by the 
Railroad Company direct to the local in- 
spector. Remittances applying against 
orders executed prior to July i, 1922, will 
be handled as heretofore until such accounts 
are closed. 

An agreement is being prepared covering 
the appointment of local inspectors, which 
in due time will be presented for execution. 

On behalf of the Railroad Company, we 
bespeak your hearty cooperation. 

W. C. Donnelly, who is familiarly 
known to hundreds of employes as 
"Bill, " came with the Baltimore and 

Ohio on November 15, 1918. For 
twenty years preceding this he had 
been in charge of the watch and 
clock department of the J. S. Mac- 
Donald Jewelry Company of Balti- 
more. He is a practical watchmaker 
and since he has been connected with 
the time inspection service on our 
Railroad there has been a marked 
and gratifying improvement in the 
standard of this service, so much so 
in fact that it is now 100 per cent, 
over the entire Railroad. 

In the new position, with its en- 
larged duties and opportunities, Mr. 

W. C. Donnelly 

Donnelly has the best wishes of the 
many friends he has made during 
his comparatively short career with 

The jewelers who are acting as 

watch inspectors for the 

Baltimore and Ohio are : 

Mr. C. T. Rodgers, 
37 S. 17th Street, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
Mr. D. W. Laubach, 
7038 Woodland Avenue, 
Philadelphia, Pa. 
George Walters Co., 
7 W. Lexington Street, 
Baltimore, Md. 
Bank and Bryan, 

5th and Market Streets, 
Wilmington, Del. 
Mr. M. B. Korman, 

706 H. Street, N. E., 
Washington, D. C. 

Mr. F. E. Alder, 

Brunswick, Md. 
Mr. G. M. Malone, 

Frederick, Md. 
Mr. E. B. Capper, 

Winchester, Va. 
Mr. D. CHnt DeDier, 

Harrisonburg, Va. 
Mr. H. L. Lang, 

Staunton, Va. 
S. T. Little Company, 

Brunswick, Md. 
Mr. W. L. Jones, 

Martinsburg, W. Va. 
Mr. S. T. Little & Company, 

Cumberland, Md. 
Mr. E. R. ConneU, 

Keyser, W. Va. 
Mr. F. C. Stuaring, -> 

Keyser, W. Va. 
Mr. G. W. Loar & Company, 

Grafton, W. Va. 
Mr. Osborn and Company, 

Morgantown, W. Va. 
Mr. H. A. Caplan, 

Clarksburg, W. Va. 
Messrs. Kane and Hash, 

Salem, W. Va. 
Mr. Grant Luzadder, 

Pennsboro, W. Va. 
Mr. Clin V. Neal, 
432 Market Street, 

Parkersburg, W. Va. 
Messrs. Riheldaffer and Brownfield, 

Fairmont, W. Va. 
Mr. M. U. Swiger, 

Shinnston, W. Va. 
Mr. W. M. McClanahan, 

Buckhannon, W. Va., 
Mr. L. J. Edleman, 

Weston, W. Va. 
Mr. J. R. Anderson, 

New Martinsville, W. Va. 
A. C. Thomas Jewelry Co., 

Wheeling, W. Va. 
Mr. W. P. Watson, 

Cameron, W. Va. 
Mr. J. W. Weekly, 

McMechen, W. Va. 
Bryan Brothers, 

Bellaire, Ohio. 
Air. B. Zimmerman, 

Martins Ferry, Ohio. 
Mr. A. L Polan, 
Kanawha Avenue, 

Charleston, W. Va 
Mr. A. L Polan, 

707 9th Street, 
Huntington, W. Va. 

Mr. De Gruyter & Sons, 
Spencer, W. V'a. 

{Continued on page 38) 

uiiiDti I unnman 1 1 1 unKi miinittrrniiNioimjiiinninniiirn 

The Blue Bird Sings 

An Elegiac Rondeau in Memory of Alfred O. Whitehorne, oj 
Auditor Passenger Receipts' Office 

By Louis M. Grice 
Assistant Auditor Passenger Receipts 

The bluebird sings thy dirge, nearby 
The brooks, antipbonal, reply: 
Awakened from their winter sleep, 
Across thy grave the blossoms creep 
To catch the glory of the sky. 

Though buds that bloom may fade and die, 
Fruition pass, and dead leaves fly — 
Though winter waits o'er all to sweep, 
The bluebird sings. 

And as in mother earth you lie, 
We grieve that men are born to die: 
Yet though the grave be cold and deep, 
Of life that shall resurgent leap, 
The bluebird sings. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, 1922 


New Home Builders' Service for Balti- 
more and Ohio Employes 

Magazine Will Feature Descriptions of Homes for Railroad Men — 
Complete Plans May Be Secured at Nominal Cost 

DURING the next few months 
the Baltimore and Ohio 
Magazine will contain pic- 
tures and floor plans of varying styles 
of homes, all of which will be adapted 
to the needs and the pocketbooks of 
railroad men. This information will 
be furnished throu^^h the coopera- 
tion of the Portland Cement Asso- 
ciation and the American Wholesale 
Lum.ber Association, it being our 
purpose to show houses built both 
of cement and wood. 

Since the Relief Department 
started to loan money to employes 
for .the building or purchase of homes, 
23,188 loans have been made for a 
grand total of $27,933,650.03 up 
until March 31, 1922. It is difficult 
to conceive of the comfort, security 
and happiness which has been given 
to employes and their families 
through this service on the part of 
the Baltimore and Ohio. Now the 
series of articles featuring attractive 
home plans will be run with the idea 
of suggesting to employee, examples 
of homes which they can make their 
own through the aid which is extend- 
ed by the Relief Department. 

Anybody who is familiar with 
home building operations knows that 
it costs from $5o.db up to get com- 
plete working plans from an archi- 
tect for a home of his own designing. 
The homes which we shall show in 
the Magazine have been designed 
by a ^corps of the most capable archi- 
tects in the country with all facilities 
possible at their disposal for careful 
study, looking to economy of space 

and in the use of material, beauty, 
convenience and practicability. 
Complete working plans and blue 

]jrints for the Holmwood house, which 
we are describing below, can be had 
from the Baltimore and Ohio Maga- 
zine at the nominal price of $10.00. 
Address the Editor, Mt. Royal 
Station, Baltimore, Md. 

For information coqcerning the 
Relief Department's Loan Feature, 
address Division "S, " Relief Depart- 
ment, Baltimore, Md. 

The Holmwood House is an Ideal Home 


^HIS five-room Holmwood house rep- 
resents the maximum in comfort, 
space and beauty for a minimum cost. 
It was designed by The Housing Com- 
pany of 248 Boylston Street, Boston, a 
well-known firm of architects and town 
planners, and is their answer to the de- 
mand for a commodious, low-cost home. 
The builder of this home gets as much 
accommodation per dollar spent as from 
any other plan that has been designed and 
withal, he gets a charming house, and one 
that is a little unusual too. The steep roof 
and the twin bay windows give the front a 
quaint English appearance. Entering the 
hall, we pass into a long living room lighted 
on three sides and with a fiiie fireplace. On 
the other side of the hall is a dining room, 
and leading from it, a good kitchen, de- 
signed primarily for step-saving work. The 
rear entrance and cellar steps lead from the 

Upstairs there are two good bedrooms 
lighted on two sides, both having fine closets. 

There is absolutely no space wasted in 
this house; every stick of lumber and every 
nail in it performs some useful service. 

It has been designed for the use of con- 
crete block, covered with portland cement 
stucco; of all construction materials this has 
proved to be the most enduring, economical 
and permanent. The inside walls are furred, 
lathed and plastered in order to give ma.xi- 
mum insulation from heat and cold and as 

the flues are all in the center of the house 
the coal consumption required for heating 
purposes will be exceptionally small. 

This is one of the few houses that would 
look equally well on the wide suburban lot 
or on the narrow city street or as a country 
home in the woods. Its lines would har- 
monize in any environment. 

A house like this would make a com- 
fortable home for a family of three or four; 
it is a good investment that will not depre- 
ciate with age and can be readily sold any 

Remember that complete plans and work- 
ing blue prints of this house may be had at 
a cost of ten dollars from the editor of the 

The Topic of the Day 

First Maid (bragging about a party given 
the day before by her mistress) — "And they 
all came in limousines and had on the grand- 
est clothes and wore the biggest diamonds. " 
l-.^ighbor's Maid — "And what did they 

talk about? ' 
First Maid- 


-Steam Shovel and Dredge 

t2 :o' 

5ECOND FL' 0(i. PLAN- 

The attractive Holmwood House may be built for from {4000.00 to $5000.00, depending 

upon the locality 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, 1922 

Disastrous Fire at Locust Point, July 2 . 

At 4.32 p. m., July 2, during a heavy electrical storm in Baltimore, while making his 
round at the water end of Elevator B at Locust Point, Watchman Frank M. McHugh 
heard a great crash and saw dust flying all around him. A lightning bolt had struck. 
Flames broke out immediately, preventing McHugh from using either his extinguisher 
or the hose nearby. He turned in the alarm and as he was rushing from the building 
met the Baltimore and Ohio fire patrol of 20 men, but the flames were already so fierce 
that they were unable to penetrate the building and had to play water on the outside at 
the land end. 

At 4.45 the city fire force had arrived, a general alarm quickly bringing every piece of 
apparatus, land and water, on the scene. Pier 5 bad in the meantime begun blazing, and it 
was thought and hoped that the damage could be confined to this and Elevator B. The wind 
suddenly began blowing hard out of the northeast, however, and the larger Elevator C and 
Pier 2 were soon ablaze and were destroyed. Other property was saved with difficulty. 

Besides the elevators, piers, merchandise and grain destroyed, two cars were burned 
and four sunk on a lighter. Approximate loss in buildings was $2,000,000; in goods 
$1,000,000; all covered by insurance. The principal loss to the Baltimore and Ohio is in 
facilities, which will be made up in part, however, by kind offers of cooperation by the 
City of Baltimore, the Pennsylvania Railroad and the Western Maryland Railway. 

The work of our own and the city's firemen was commendable. In recognition of the help 
of the city force. President WiUard has announced a gift from the Railroad of $1,000 to 
the Firemen's Pension Fund. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July. IQ22 


Opposite page, upper left: Watchman NcHugh. Lower, i. What happened to the main power line. 2. Engine No. 15 and its hard fighting crew: Henry Wagner, 
fireman; Robert Miller, engineer. This engine bore the brunt of the fight in the southeast. 3. Part of the property saved by engine No. 15. 4. Main power 
stack. 5. Fireboat Deluge living up to its name. 6. One of the valuable machmes saved. Traveling crane which stood 20 feet from burned warehouse. 
7- Fighting top of the Deluge. 

Above, Pier 5 at the height of the blaze. Below: i. Acres of devastation. Part of tobacco and general merchandise pier with firemen still at work. 2. One 
of the giant streams that beat out the warehouse fire. 3. Fireboat Cataract after an all night struggle. 4. Hose crew of No. 6 Engine. Left to right, Plpemen 
Mike O'Dea, Thomas Gavm, Phil May, Carroll Hand. 5. Still fighting flames at noon next day. 6. Fireboat Torrent keeping up the battle. 7. All that is 
left of two and a half million bushels of wheat 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ22 

Traffic Department 

— 4 


That Message to Garcia 

WAY back in 1899 Elbert Hub- 
bard printed a story in the 
Philistine Magazine, which 
afterwards was reprinted in hundred 
thousand editions by the New York 
Central Railroad Company and 
spread broadcast. It was the story 
of a soldier who was given an order 
which he fidfilled to the letter, al- 
though it involved tremendous diffi- 
ctdties and required a balanced head. 
That story was known to the world 
as — "A Message to Garcia." There 
was something more in the story than 
a mere tale of brave^\^ It brought 
out vividly the point of a man at- 
tending to the business at hand. 

The story is applicable to any 
walk of life and is particularly per- 
tinent to the railroad man in whatever 
job he fills. 

Every once in a while, and in re- 
cent months it has become ver\- fre- 
quent, the patrons of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad have taken their 
time to sit down and write letters of 
comment, not only on the carefvd 
fulfillment of the duties performed by 
some employe, but particularly com- 
menting on the stick-to-it-iveness of 
seeing the job through to the comfort 
of the patron. 

We are quoting from letters re- 
cently received concerning the at- 
tention to the details of dutv that" 

prevented any embarrassment to 
patrons, who were en route on other 
lines besides our own. It is comfort- 
ing to know that nearly ever\' de- 
partment of the railroad in which em- 
ployes come in contact with the 
public, is receiving letters of this 
nattu-e : — 

"Just a line to tell you that we 
were very nicely- treated by the Bal- 
timore and Ohio Railroad on our 
recent trip to Chicago. The train 
senace, the dining sendee, and every- 
thing connected with the trip, were 
so carefully provided for as to have 
made it a great joy to be patrons of 
yotu" wonderful line. 

"Wish to thank you also personally 
for the kind and hospitable individual 
attention which vou bestowed upon 

"Wife joins me in this letter of 
thanks to you for 3'our many cotu"te- 
sies in making our trip to San Fran- 
cisco such a success. I want to sa>- 
to you personally that rarely have 
I had more pleasure in watching a 
young man "cany- the message to 
Garcia" than I did in observing you 
overcome the obstacles and finally 
put our Pullmans on the great Santa 
Fe train. It was a fine piece of work, 
and was very creditable to you, as 
well as satisfying to the real estate 

Fifth District Rotary Tour to Los Angeles 

ROTARIANS from the Fifth 
District who had the good 
fortune to make the tour from 
the Atlantic to the Pacific, report a 
most delightful trip. There were in 
all 267 persons making up the party 
from Allentown, Pa. ; Annapolis, Md. ; 
Atlantic City, J.; Baltimore, Md.; 
Berwick, Pa. ; Bethlehem, Pa. ; 
Bridgeton, N. J.; Camden, N. J.; 
Carlisle, Pa. ; Chester, Pa. ; Chambers- 
burg, Pa. ;Easton, Pa.; Easton, Md.; 
Edinburgh, Scotland ; Frederick, x.Id. ; 
Hagerstown, Md. ; Harrisburg, Pa.; 
Lancaster, Pa. ; Lehighton, Pa. ; Lock 
Haven, Pa. ; Norristown, Pa. ; Phila- 
delphia, Pa.; Pittston, Pa.; Potts- 
town, Pa.; Pottsville, Pa.; Reading, 
Pa. ; Sayre, Pa. ; Sunbury, Pa. ; Shamo- 

kin. Pa. ; Scarborough, England ; Tren- 
ton, N. J.; Vineland, N. J.; Washing- 
ton, D. C. ; Wilmington, Del.; West 
Chester, Pa.; WUkes-Barre, Pa.; and 
Wniiamsport, Pa. 

The entire arrangements in detail 
were left to the passenger represent- 
atives of the Baltimore and Ohio 
Railroad in Philadelphia and every 
possible comfort was pro\-ided for on 
the special train, which w^as com- 
posed of club car, drawing-room and 
compartment cars, dining car and 
observation car. 

The tour started from Philadelphia 
on June 4, returning to that cit}- on 
June 24, touching at Kansas City, 
Denver, Col., Colorado Springs, Al- 
buquerque, Grand Canyon, Los An- 

geles, San Diego, Santa Barbara, Del 
Monte, Big Trees, San Jose, Oakland, 
San Francisco, Shasta Springs, Port- 
land, Spokane, Glacier National Park, 
Minot, Minneapohs, St. Paul, Chi- 
cago, Niagara Falls, Buffalo. 

A picture of the Rotarians at Will- 
ard, Ohio, will be found on pages 36 
ajid 37. 

Hot Weather Appetizers 

FEATURING "a cold bite on a 
hot day," the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad put into effect 
on June 26 another innovation on its 
dining cars for the benefit of travelers 
and tourists with the introduction 
of a new menu in addition to those 
already in use. The card is uniquely 
illustrated, depicting an open re- 
frigerator stocked with cold edibles. 
Standing at one side is a smiling 
chef and at the other a grinning 
waiter with a filled tray. 

The new menu includes such sum- 
mer-time dishes as cold consomme, 
salads, sandwiches, sliced tomatoes, 
ham, other meats, etc., and cold 
beverages, its use being confined to 
the summer months. This special 
card is carried in addition to the 
regular menus. An added accommo- 
dation is that these cold lunches may 
be secured even after the usual meal 
hour if desired, provided, of course, 
the dining car is still in the train. 
Under the heading, "A Little Sug- 
gestion," the steward has arranged a 
club luncheon, reasonably priced, for 
patrons who prefer this form. 

The Baltimore and Ohio manage- 
ment has from time to time been add- 
ing special features to its dining car 
serx-ice, and the encoiu-aging patron- 
age of its guests prompts this further 

Another Bouquet 

"As president of the New York 
Division of the United Daugh- 
ters of the Confederacy, I am 
writing to express my deep ap- 
preciation of the courtesy you 
extended to our organization on 
our recent trip to St. Louis. 

"Every attention was received 
from you and the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad, and I want to 
congratulate the Company on 
your courteous attention, which 
]s deeply appreciated by the 
members of our organization," 

Get the best of life, or it will get 
the best of you. 

J. S. Calvert. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July. ig22 


Good Freight Service Helps Increase Passenger 


By W. R. McKee, Travelling Freight Agent 

SEVERAL weeks ago I had oc- 
casion to call on the Letz Manu- 
facturing Company of Crown- 
point, Indiana. Their traffic manager 
Mr. M. J. Heintz, offered a car for 
Sykesville, Md., which our records 
show was forwarded on May 15. 
received by our line at Wheeling. 
W. Va., 7.00 a.m., May 20, and was 
delivered at destination on May 25. 

On May 25 we received advice 
from this firm that they had shipped 
that day, P. R. R. car 549357, des- 
tined Philadelphia. This car was 
received by the Baltimore and Ohio 
at Wheeling. W. Va., on June i, and 
had passed Brunswick in our Train 
94, 5.45 p.m., June 2 for Philadelphia, 
which would indicate its arrival at 
Philadelphia on June 3 . 

The shipper was advised of the 
receipt of these cars at Wheeling and 
the passing at various junction points. 

This service evidently pleased Mr. 
Heintz, for this office received a postal 
card from him asking for summer- 

passenger rates, as well as informa- 
tion concerning points of interest 
along the Baltimore and Ohio lines 
east. This request was referred to 
General Passenger Agent W. G. 
Brown of Chicago, who made ade- 
quate reply to Mr. Heintz, giving 
interesting and complete informa- 
tion, rates, etc., and stating that he 
would gladly assist him further if 

This is evidence that just a little 
attention given to shippers would 
not only secure additional tonnage 
from a freight standpoint, but will 
make friends for the Passenger De- 
partment as well. It is further 
evidence that good service will be 
of benefit to the carrier in general. 

The Ten Per Cent. Rate 

THE Interstate Commerce Com- 
mission has handed down its 
decision in the General Rate 
Investigation Case. They have in 

I ''An Outstanding Exception to This 
I Criticism of Dining Car Service 
I is That of the Baltimore 

and Ohio." 


In a recent two page article "Observations of a Transcontinental 
Traveler," by William S. Wollner, general safety, fire prevention and 
welfare agent of the Northwestern Pacific Railroad, in Railway Age, the 
writer mentions a number of experiences that point to the need of im- 
provements in the service of the railroads. Bid one railroad is mentioned 
by name in the article and that one the Baltimore and Ohio in this rather 
remarkable tribute: 

The railroads could engender a kindlier feeling on the part of the general 
public by giving a more popular service in dining cars and, incidentally, they 
would find this type of service financially more profitable. ********* 
Some of the roads are trying to popularize their dining-car service by serving 
"plate meals," but the prices placed on these meals are too high to be partaken 
of by the tourist car and chair car traveler, and on some roads at least the proper 
equipment is not provided for eflBcient service. An outstanding exception to 
this criticism of dining car service is that of the Baltimore and Ohio whose 
seventy-five cent commercial traveler's club luncheon offers the opportunity 
for a person to secure an entire meal at this price. Food and service have been 
especially provided for this excellent luncheon. The dollar and a quarter dirmer 
served on this road, insofar as the writer is aware, has its equal in no other 
dining car in the United States. 

effect decided that all freight rates 
not previously reduced by ten per 
cent, or more since August 26, 1920, 
should now be reduced by that 

The effect of this order will be 
\'ery serious to the revenues of the 
Baltimore and Ohio, which are mea- 
ger enough on the present freight 
rates (June, 1922). Nevertheless, it 
has been determined to be governed 
by the findings of the Commission 
in so far as the measure of the rates 
is concerned, without a formal order. 

In order to overcome the effect of 
this order and increase our gross 
revenues to a point where the road 
may make the very necessary expendi- 
tures for its proper maintenance and 
growth, we must have an increased 
tonnage of at least twenty-five per 
cent, for the remainder of the year, 
and we should secure the maximum 
haul via a reasonably direct and ex- 
peditious route. 

This is more than a job for the Traffic 
Department. It is a job for every 
employe of the Baltimore and Ohio. 

Our employes never fall down on 
the job. You are counted on to do 
your part. 

It Takes Everybody 
Recently in Mt. Royal Station 
several passengers gathered around 
the "Cross Crossings Cautiously" 
piucard. Several comments were 
passed on the expression on the faces 
of the party, and the fact that they 
seemed to be "out of luck." One 
lady ventured the assertion that the 
automobile party had just come down 
"a nasty incline." 

No one else had noticed that. 
Had you ? Possibly you have noticed 
some business that should be moving 
over Baltimore and Ohio but is,>not 
and no one else has discovered it. 
It takes a lot of eyes to see it all. 
If you can flag it and prevent the 
disaster of having it move some 
other way, "Go to It." Otherwise, 
see that the traffic official in your 
territory is promptly notified. 

A Go— Getter 

As indicative of the zeal of some 
of our local agents to increase the 
business of the Baltimore and Ohio, 
we cite George W. Johnson, agent at 
CoUingdale, Pa., who has had a rub- 
ber stamp made reading: 

An imprint of this appears on 
everything that goes out of his office 
to the public. 

'The man who uses his head, gets ahead!" 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. July, IQ22 

Safety Section 

Supervising Employes Can Stop the Riding of 
Leading Footboards on Locomotives 

// is Unsafe, a Violation of- Rules and Should be Reported 
By J. J. Powers. Trainmaster, Lorain, Ohio 

THE practice of employes riding 
the leading footboards of 
locomotives has been one of 
much concern to the railroads for a 
number of years. 

A check of injuries to employes, 
particularly yard men, from this prac- 
tice, has developed some of the most 
distressing accidents which have oc- 
curred in yards. These accidents 
have not only resulted in large losses 
to railroads, but in great personal 
suffering to the injured men and 
hardships to their dependents. 

It has been the practice on our 
Railroad for a nimiber of years, for 
the supervising force and safety com- 
mittee members to endeavor to stop 
this practice by calling to the atten- 

tion of the offenders, the risk incurred. 
This has been the means of discour- 
aging this practice to a considerable 
extent, but it is a well known fact 
that officers and safety committee 
men alone cannot keep constant 
watch on all yard employes at all 
times. For instance, at a recent 
safety meeting about twenty five 
violations were reported. 

I feel that a great deal more could 
be accomplished if it were possible 
to keep constant watch over the offen- 
ders, and that this could be done by 
holding the employes immediately 
over them responsible for seeing that 
the rules are carried out. Acting on 
this solution I called a meeting at 
Lorain and talked over the safety 

rules with the men, and especially 
called their attention to this particu-- 
lar condition. Since the time of this 
meeting we have had no reports of 
this violation and we are doing all 
that we can to promote Safety in 
Lorain Yard. As new men are hired 
from time to time they will be in- 
structed and cautioned in regard to 
unsafe practices. 

Take It from Me— Don't Ride 
Leading Footboards of 
Locomotives ! 
By C. B. Omohundro 
Fireman, Chicago Division 

MEN who violate this rule 
should have the danger of 
such practice impressed upon 
them. Usually they act thought- 
lessly and from force of habit, not 
realizing the risk to themselves and 
the hardships and sorrows that may 
possibly be visited on their families. 

Many men, particularly the 
younger employes, do not seem to 
recognize the serious consequences 
that may develop from their fool- 
hardy actions, advancing the argu- 
ment, "men are not often killed 
riding the leading footboards." If 
they could understand that after the 
accident, there is no other chance to 
be careful, they would consider more 
carefully the terrible risk involved. 
It is but human to "take chances," 
yet why gamble with your life to save 
a few steps and a few seconds — a few 
seconds time against your life, espe- 
cially when the rules forbid, and no 
man will be censured for practicing 
"Safety. " 

If reasoning fails to persuade a 
chance taker, the engine crews can 
do much to save life and limb by the 
engineers refusing to move the en- 
gine until the man gets off, and the 
fireman can inform the engineer when 
he observes a violation. Some men 
won't thank them for doing it, no 
matter how great a service is done' 
them, but we should remember it is 
as true as ever that we are "Our 
Brother's Keeper." 

Reprinted by permission of the Chicago Tribune 

Trains Safer than Autos 

Of the number of disability claims 
paid by the U. C. T. last year — 5,169 
— 1,746 were for automobile acci- 
dents, costing the Order $168,517; 
78 death claims were paid, 38 of the 
claims were caused by automobiles, 
which alone figure $179,777 in the 
total of $392,716.90. 

Only one killed while riding on a 
passenger train. Vital statistics of in- 
terest. — The Sample Bag {Publication 
of the United Commercial Travelers). 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ22 


Fighting Hot Weather 

One of a series by Life Extension Institute containing the latest and most 
scientific information on healthfnl living and the prevention of disease 

WE use this title merely to de- 
nounce it.' At this time of 
the year the market is glut- 
ted with counsel on hot weather 
hygiene. The implication is often 
thrown out that there is something 
peculiarly menacing in hot weather, 
and that if we can manage to survive 
it and see the summer through with- 
out being injured by the heat, we are 
rather exceptionally fortunate. 

This is altogether a wrong notion to 
encourage. Our general counsel with 
regard to summer heat is like the 
counsel we give for protection against 
winter cold, i. e., put yourself in good 
physical trim and then don't worry 
about it. It is rather remarkable, 
when we consider the vast numbers 
of physically impaired and actually 
sick people we have in the population, 
that the heat prostrations are so few 
in number. ]\Iost of them are not 
really chargeable fundamentally to 
the weather. There has been a low- 
ering of resistance from other causes, 
and the weather merely steps in and 
gives the final push. 

Professor Huntington has written 
learnedly and interestingly on the in- 
fluence of climate on health. He has 
endeavored to show that there is an 
optimal or "best ever" climate in 
which the hiiman organism can thrive 
to the highest degree. He claims that 
the most healthful average tempera- 
ture is 64 degrees and the best humi- 
dity 80 per cent. This appears to 
coincide with the point of lowest 
mortality for the United States, 
France. Belgium, Finland, Sweden, 
South Italy, Japan, Austria, Russia, 
Scotland and Germany. 

Professor McCoUum, however, in 
his recent work, "Newer Knowledge 
of Nutrition, " takes issue to a certain 
extent with Professor Huntington and 
is inclined to relate racial stamina and 
progress to diet conditions. The late 

General Gorgas, who was so familiar 
with the tro]jics and secured such 
spectacular, results in reducing the 
death rate in the Canal Zone, was of 
the opinion that the tropical tem- 
perature was no bar to a healthy and 
vigorous existance. Scientists who 
have worked in the tropics thoroughly 
])rotected from the disease-bearing 
parasites and micro-organisms that 
infest these regions have maintained 
excellent health. 

Without attempting to settle these 
biological problems, we may safely 
assume that the ranges of tempera- 
ture experienced in most civilized 
countries do not carr\^ any particialar 
menace to us individually, if we adopt 
reasonable means to keep in sound 
health. This means that the best 
preparation for either a hot simimer 
or cold winter is to have the body 
thoroughly examined, all physical 
defects corrected, diet and exercise 
properly regulated, extremes of any 
kind avoided, and then w^e can give 
an invitation to the weather to come 
on and do its worst. 

While we do not need to fear hot 
weather, there is no reason why we 
should not consider how we can be 
most comfortable and happy during 
its continuance. The first requisite 
is to keep working along and not 
watching the thermometer. Skip 
the lurid newspaper accounts of 
broken heat records. Don't let the 
hot weather get on your ner^^es. For- 
get it in earnest work. A few simple 
measures will then see you through. 

Thirst ? How shall it be quenched ' 
Preferably by water, taking a moder- 
ate quantity rather frequently. Cool 
water with a dash of lime or lemon 
is the best thirst quencher. All tlie 
sweet fizz drinks are thirst producers ; 
such refreshment as they give is 
largely pyschic. Start the day with 
a cool shower or hot and cold shower 

alternately, in order to stir up the 
circulation and refresh the whole 
body. At night a tepid bath is more 
cooling and restful and promotes 
sound sleep. 

Diet ? There is no particular mys- 
tery about it. The foundation of a 
healthful diet is milk or milk pro- 
ducts, green vegetables and fruit. 
Meat should be taken sparingly. 

Bathing? Do not loaf around in 
the water. Have a refreshing swim 
and then seek the shade, and do not 
loll around in the sun accumulating a 
coat of tan that is not in itself any 
evidence of good health. Keep the 
head covered from the sun in intense- 
ly hot weather. 

A good precaution is to be inocu- 
lated against typhoid fever, especially 
if one is inclined to travel or eat in 
strange places where there is doubt 
as to the absolute purity of food and 
water. The danger from typhoid 
carriers must also be remembered, 
people who are not ill with the dis- 
ease but nevertheless carry the germ 
in their bodies. 

People who show severe symptoms 
apparently due to the heat should be 
very carefully examined to find out 
what is the original cause of their 
lowered resistance. Mere prostration 
or faintness is best treated by re- 
clining posture, hot water bag to the 
fee'^ and aromatic ammonia {^2 tea- 
spoonful to a wineglassful of cold 
water). Sunstroke accompanied by 
unconsciousness and high tempera- 
ture is a serious condition and re- 
quires hospital treatment if this is 
possible. Attention : ice bags to the 
head and cold sponging of neck and 
chest. A doctor should be summoned 
without delay when any serious condi- 
tion of this kind is present ; and as 
already suggested, a yielding to hiat 
which average people are able to en- 
dure without ill effects always calls 
for a complete overhauling. 



Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ22 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine 

Robert M. Van Sant, Editor 
Margaret Talbott Stevens, A ssociaie Editor 
Charles H. Dickson, Art Editor 
Office, Mt. Royal Station, Baltimore, Md. 
Herbert D. Stitt, Staff Artist 
George B. Luckey, Staff Photographer 

Are You always Glad to See Your Boss? 

Mr. Boss, are your men glad to see youf 

The diner was filled and the steward was busy, but 
not too busy to smile. As he moved here and there 
among his guests, he had a pleasant word for this one, 
adjusted the window shade for that one and to all he 
gave that pleasant "glad to serve you" welcome. 

Someone, evidently a Baltimore and Ohio man, 
beckoned to him. 

"Steward," he half -whispered, "did you know that 
your boss is on today?" 

"Oh, is he?" asked the steward, his smile widening 
into a grin. "Well, that's fine. You know we're always 
glad to see our boss. He's a fine fellow. He pays us a 
visit once in a while, and there's nobody we'd rather 
have come to see us. " 

Pick up the Knitting 

A young woman at the church sewing society observed 
that she had completely forgotten how to knit, and that 
she supposed we had better have another war, so that 
she might learn again. 

Bless her jolly little soul, she did not realize how well 
she had epitomized the main trouble of the postwar 
world. We have all forgotten how to knit. When the 
need was on us the needles flew swiftly and surely in 
and out. The minds and hearts and actions of all Ameri- 
cans were drawn together as was the yarn. In every 
Allied country it was the same. 

Life in those days had a purpose, and every muscle 
and every thought was bent toward its accomplishment. 
Now there are almost as many conflicting purposes as 
there are people. The interests of no two nations are 
in agreement. Then men were heroes and most of those 
left at home self-sacrificing. 

There was no unemployment, and for the time it 
seemed that poverty had been abolished. Railroads, 
mines, farms and factories were viewed as means to an 
end rather than the end itself. Flushed with new hope 
and filled with the conviction that the casualties over- 
seas were not in vain, it was heard on every hand that 
the world would never slip back into the old petty ways. 
England, Lloyd George exclaimed, was to be a land fit 
for heroes to live in. The same thought was in every 
mind, on every tongue, in every ear. 

The spirit of devotion is past. The world has forgotten 
how to knit and instead is unraveling. The gains of the 
war are being lost, and a world which might be richer, 

is poorer, both in spirit and in goods. The failure is 
only in part that of the people, and in large measure 
is the fatdt of leadership. It is time for statesmen to 
attend once more to their knitting. 

— From the Omaha Bee. 

A Prize Nuisance 

Of all the nuisances which busy people have visited on 
them, the chain letter is the worst. For instance, take 
the following: 

Good Luck 

Copy this and send to nine people whom you wish 
good luck. The chain was started by an American 
Officer and should go around the world three times. 
Do not break the chain, for whosoever does will have 
bad luck. Do it within twenty-four hours and count 
nine days and you will have some great good fortune. 

Let's all go "SMILING THROUGH" 1922. 

A statistician of the Baltimore Evening Sun has figured 
out that if the instructions contained in this paragraph 
were literally carried out and run through just ten series, 
4,013,632,450 persons, or nearly three times the total 
number in the entire world, would receive it. 

The reason they don't all get it is because most people 
haven't the patience to constitute themselves effective 
links in the chain. One of the letters which reached this 
office had already traveled through 28 series of names 
and you can figure out yourself the approximate billions 
of individuals who would have been reached had each 
writer in each series sent out nine letters and achieved 
the impossible of not having any letter reach any person 
more than once. 

But the fact is that some undeserving folks are spotted 
oftener than others, as witness two individuals in this 
office, one of whom has received this thing from six 
sources and the other from three. With all due respect 
to the good folks who have thought of us kindly in this 
connection, we beg to be excused from further parti- 
cipation — even on the receiving end. 

The amount of time and materials wasted in sending^ 
out such letters is colossal. The individual does notf 
realize it, but just a little dip into the figures will prove 
it, even if you make the cost of each letter as low as a 
cent, which is much less than it really is. 

And as for the bad luck being visited on the persons 
who break the chain — well, the number who have already 
done this is so many that they may have no fear but that 
they are in an overwhelming and safe majority. 

The Man with a Head Gets Ahead 

The man who simply works enough to hold his trade 
and who argues he is doing enough, shows lack of ambi- 
tion. He is also stunting his own growth and power to 
expand. He does even worse; he breeds contempt for 
ambition. One may be able to "get away with it" for 
the time being but such luck is not of long duration. 

Ideas rule the world of business. The man who plods 
over his work like an automaton has lost sight of one of 
the most firm foundations of success. The man with a 
head gets ahead. We were given a head but no one 
else can use it for us. No man is bom a business man 
or an engineer or physician. He is placed on earth even 
as you and I and after that it depends upon himself 
what he shall be. Instead of doing as little as one can, 
it is well to try doing as much as possible for there are 
many bright milestones on the road of duty and many 
rewards for the man who gives overmeasure in the scale 
of service, The reward may not be immediate but the 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ22 

world pays for services rendered. It costs nothinj^ l)ut 
energy to try the plan anyhow. 

It's the set of the sail and not the direction of the 
wind that guides the ship. 

— J. S. Calvert 
Western Union Telegraph Company 

Creating Passenger Business 

There are two ways of getting passenger business. 
The first is by taking it away from the other fellow. 
The second is by creating the desire to travel and hence 
making passenger revenue producing miles. 

The railroads have been creating business all during 
their history. They have implanted in ])eople the desire 
to travel and see things, and hence in a very special sense 
have done a big job in making the American people 
understand each other. And despite the fact that we are 
a united people, we still need this understanding because 
the problems in dilferent parts of the country are differ- 
ent, and yet their solutions affect the welfare of the whole 

When the New York Central through its advertising 
brought thousands of people from all parts of the United 
States to see Niagara Falls, they accomplished a much 
greater mission than they ever dreamed of. People from 
the south and west got to know more about their north- 
eastern countrymen and probably found some uncom- 
plimentary ideas about them quite unfounded. The 
Santa Fe did the same thing in popularizing the Grand 
Canyon and the Baltimore and Ohio is doing the same 
thing with our National Capitol at Washington. It is 
not only increasing its revenues through passenger travel 
to this principal shrine of all Americans, but it is sending 
them back to their respective localities with a broader 
vision of their country's greatness, a quickened interest 
in her history and a sublimer faith in her ideals. 

At the Naval Academy in Annapolis several years ago 
the class was required tc write an essay on "The three 
things that contributed most to the defeat of the Spanish 
Armada. " 

One daring young man turned in a sheet of paper on 
which only three words were written. 

His "essay" was taken more seriously than he had 
figured on. In fact, the powers- that- were threatened 
him with court-martial. He was denounced and given 
the dickens in particular. 

His papers, along with the papers turned in by the 
other members of the class, were sent to Washington. 
Word reached the officials there somehow that the young 
man who had written the ultra-brief essay had been 
threatened with dire things. 

And then there was flashed from Washington this 
message to the authorities at Annapolis: 

"Cancel the court-martial and keep your eye on that 
young man. " 

The writer of the essay that had offended the academic 
sensibilities of his instructors was a marked man after 
that. Today, says the man who told me this story, and 
who declares it is absolutely true, this young man is 
making his way to top rank in the navy. 

These were his reasons for thg defeat of the Armada: 
Seamanship. Marksmanship. Comradeship. 

This little story is recommended to the consideration 
of men who aver that cooperation in business doesn't 
mean anything. The last reason especially. 

— Jerome P. Fleishman in "Uncle Jerry Says" 


He was born in 1862 and entered the service of the 
Railroad in 1887. He has been a good friend of mine 
during my eight years with the Railroad, and' a frequent 
and valuable contributor to the Magazine. My 
opinion is that had he taken up the pen of a reporter 
instead of that of a railroad clerk thirty-five years ago 
he would have made a fine record as a newspaper man 
and perhaps a fortune. 

Preaching appreciation in the Magazine, we try to 
practice it and acknowledge with thanks all communi- 
cations sent to the Magazine office. And so when a 
few weeks ago an unusually clever and thoughtful para- 
graph or two reached me over his signature, the 
next mail took back to him my acknowledgement — a 
I)enciled note of the gratitude that I felt. And here is 
his reply: 

My Dear Sir: 

Your personal note of appreciation just re- 
ceived. Thank you for your kind encourage- 
ment. I would not be human if I did not like 
praise. Some pretend they are indifferent. 
Or maybe they ar Not me. For the next 10 
days I will be too busy with routine work to 
send you anything. I have also other troubles 
— wife sick ; must move before April i ; and am 
an even $500.00 out on a real estate transaction 
— five hundred plunks representing five s'ears 
savings. However I am young still, and ecjual 
to such bagatelles. 

Yours with regards, etc., 
You can read every page of this or any other maga- 
zine and not find anvthing finer than that ! 

The Best Business Policy 

"The hardest thing any executive ever has to do," 
declares Frank R. Chambers, chainnan of che board of 
the Rogers Peet Company, in Forbes Magazine (N. Y.), 
"is to get his people to carry out the policies established 
by the heads of the organization. Noi' because they are 
not willing to, or lack the desire to do what is asked of 
them, but because they often find it difficult to interpret 
that fine sense of good feeling which he wishes to pass 
on to the customer in his desire to render senace. There 
is an intangible element in making people feel you want 
to do all you can for them, which is impossible to explain 
to a man in words. You can't tell him how to do it, but 
you can show him. If he lives in that atmosphere long 
enough he is bound to absorb it. He understands by 
actual experience just the part he is expected to plaj', 
and to act that way becomes second nature. We like 
to have every salesman put himself in the customer's 
position and frame of mind and then serve him just as 
he himself would like to be ser\'ed under those condi- 
tions. We don't want to over-preach the golden rule, 
but the golden rule is good business." 


Baltimore' and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ22 

Auditor y Disbursements 


All puzzles published in this department will he defined, as far as possible, 
from the New Standard Dictionary, edition of iq20. It is permissible to use 
both geographical and biographical words in the construction of puzzles, but when 
such words are taken from any authority other than the New Standard Dictionary, 
the name of such authority must be stated at the end of the definition, in paren- 
thesis. Obsolete words will be marked at the end of the definition thus — 
{"obs"). Variant spellings of a word must be marked at the end of the definition 
thus — ("var"). Address all communications concerning this department to G. 
H. Pryor, Room 800, Baltimore and Ohio Building, Baltimore, Maryland, and 
mark the envelope ''Puzzles.'" 


HE answers to the puzzles published 
in the April issue are: 

1. Thought 

2. E-very 

3. Handcar 

4. Butterfly 

5. G-rain 

6. Ever-y 

Correct solutions were received from: 
Grace Manning, W. E. Madden, John C. 
Svec, Gertrude L. Kelly, W. T. Ahrens, 
Walter R. Hedeman, Mary B. Tansill, 
Charlotte Stibler, L. M. N. Terry, MarteHa, 
Comrade, Primrose, Pearlie Glen, The 
Major, L. E. Phant, Baltimore, Md.; John 
Newman, Joaquin, New York, N. Y. ; Nanki 
Poo, O'Kay, Holyoke, Mass. ; E. W. Jones, 
Butler, Pa.; Ray Montgomery, Wilsmere, 
Del.; P. M. Pennington, Cumberland, Md.; 
Cecil B. Baker, Grafton, W. Va.; E. R. 
Woodson, K. T. Did, Washington, D. C; 
Arty Ess, Scranton, Pa.; Alec Sander, 
Philadelphia, Pa.; Kappa Kappa, Hawley, 
Minn.; Dan D. Lyon, New Florence, Pa.; 
Wee Wee, Brooklyn, N. Y.; Mentor, 
Chicago; and Gemini, Brooklyn, N. Y. 



In, the crook of mother's arm, 

Clasped secure against all harm. 

Pillowed against mother's breast 

Mother's boy lies down to rest. 

Mother sings a lullabye ; 

Sandman, waiting, hovers nigh. 

Little fellow, sandman cheating. 

Lisps, "Your FIRST I can LAST beating " 

New York, N. Y. John Newman 


1 — The red-bellied terrapin. 

2 — A salt of oleic acid. 

3 — A covered earthenware vessel in which 
tea is made. 

4 — (Scot) Crested. 

5 — A star-shaped figure. 

6 — A pea-like scarlet seed of the Indian 

Washington, D. C. K 
3. CHARADE (8) 

When it's warm we don't need it. 

When it's cold we do; 

Good for us all, 

Won't let us stay blue. 

Free to everyone. 

Bright as can be 

Will TWO on the clouds 

On land and on sea. 

Keeps the heart light. 

Makes the feet gay; 

Seen in deep valleys, 

On high hills, every day. 

Makes flowers bloom, 

Turns the arms red; 

It's seen in the Spring, 

And after you're dead. 

It's here when you're born. 

Winter, Summer and Fall; 

It's only the ONE 

Mr. Pryor Elected President of 
the National Puzzlers' League 

At the annual convention of the 
National Puzzlers' League, held in 
New York City on July 4, George 
H. Pryor, our auditor of disburse- 
ments and the originator and con- 
ductor of this department in the 
Magazine, was elected president of 
the league, which numbers 500 mem- 
bers. Mr. Pryor joined the league 
on July 4, 1883, at its first meeting 
and has been an enthusiastic and 
strong supporter ever since. 

Congratulations ! 

And the 'JXJTAL— 
That's all. 
Baltimore, Md. 

W. E. Madden 


1 — A letter. 

2 — A kind of lettuce. 

3 — Kinds. 

4 — A comrade. 

5 — (Anglo-Indian) A large decorated 
pleasure-boat, propelled by paddles. 

6 — A craniometrical point. 

7 — -(In Greek Antiquity) Any sacred 
building or enclosure. 

8 — -The kidney (Rare). 

9 — A letter. 

Baltimore, Md. Comrade 


Haste Thee Erin, Swifter! 
I am thinking of Erin to-night, and a little 

white cot by the sea, 
Where Jennie, my sweetheart, my love, is 

watching and waiting for me. 
I know she is longing for me, and my heart 

ever longs to be there. 
To be with her, my darling my own, Sweet 

Jennie, the flower of Kildare. 
Baltimore, Md. The Major 


1 — A very abundant New Zealand shrub 
of the Myrtle family. = ■ 

2 — Greatgrandchildren (Scot). 1 

3 — Savage (Rare). 

4 — A defensive work sometimes raised 
along the middle of a very wide ditch. 

5 — Beleaguerments. 

6 — Any one of several astringent extracts 
rich in tannin. 

Down : 

1 — A letter in "Maryland." 

2 — The three toed sloth. 

3 — A decorative piece of plate for the 

4 — Ewers (Prov. Brit.). 

5 — South American bustards. 

6 — Classic form of Eolic. 

7 — A thread fish. 

8— (Dialectical U. S.) Stiepors. 

9 — (Obs.) Negh (New International 

10 — At all events. 

11 — A letter in "Baltimore." 
Brooklyn, N. Y. Gemini 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ig22 



When Princess smiles the skies grow bright 
And stars adorn the darkest night. 

The low-hung clouds — so cold and graj' — 
Glide quickly by and melt away. 
All worldly ONES TWO lost in flight 
When Princess smiles! 

I see her now in fancy's sight — 
A lovely vision all in white — 

Mid flowers that nod their roundelay 
When Princess smiles! 

My rhymes grow scarce! Ah what a plight! 

'Tis hard, indeed, for one to write 
A rondeau. Yet why so, I pray, 
When rhymes, in laughing ripples, play 

Within her eyes? The task is light 
When Princess smiles! 

Baltimore, Md. Martelia 

Across : 

1— A letter. 

2 — To act as a cad. 

3 — In general, a small piece or part. 

4 — A metal, wooden or leather vessel, 
used for carrying water by soldiers on the 

5 — Dominion. 

r — A letter. 

2 — Scotch variant of "call." 

3 — Right of precedence. 

4— Singing. 

5 — Zante wood. 

6 — In a wide sense, any of the animals 
constituting the family Cervidae. 

7 — Brought or taken. 

8— Not any. 

9— A letter. .,. 

Hoboken, N. J. Lateo 


1 — A young woman. 

2 — A starwort. 

3 — Medical name for tin. 

4 — In old English law, a king's councilor. 

5 — In chemistry, same as caprate. 

6 — A sacred musical composition for sev- 
eral voices. 

7 — A network. 

Baltimore, Md. Pat Tapsco 


1 — Avoids by suddenly turning aside. 

2— The East. 

3 — The principal meal of the day. 

4— The plural of GENUS. 

5— Force. 

6 — Wanders from the path. 
Scranton, Pa. Arty Ess 

11. CHARADE (10) 
TWO of the West he came 

Yes TWO of the Golden West, 
Though Legions know his name 

ONE his deeds he is known the best. 
At his death the people grieved 

WHOLE the great world wide. 
For freedom's cause he lived 

For freedom's cause he died. 
Butler, Pa. £. W. Jones 


1 — A letter. 

2 — A hopping. 

3 — In England, the landed estate of a 

4 — Adroiter. 

5 — Concen trates. 

6 — Sharp. 

7 — Set again. 

8 — Having the color of red. 

9— A letter. 

Hoboken, N. J. Lateo 


Across ; 

1 — To cook in an oven by subjecting to 
radiant heat or heated air. 

2 — A recessed space or hollow. 

3 — Full of sediment. 

4 — A river in N. W. Germany flowing 
into the North Sea. 

5 — Emitting an offensive odor. 

1— A letter. 

2 — ^In or as if in contact with the upper 
surface of. 

3 — The atmosphere. 

4 — A boat with flat botton and square 
ends without motive power. 

5 — One who steals. 

6 — In the place of. 

7 — Nevertheless. 

8 — Abbreviation for the smallest state in 
the Union. 

9 — A letter. 

Weston, W. Va. Colston Trapnell 

14. CHARADE (7) 

The PRIMAL of the flowers. 

Soon will be; 
For frost is painting. 

Each leaf and tree. 

The river is burdened each day. 
With a horde of leaves, 
That are sailing away. 

Prizes for Best Answers 

A copy of the standard book on 
puzzles, "Key to Puzzledom," will 
be given to each of the five employ- 
es submitting the best answers to 
the puzzles given in this issue of this 
Magazine, and having them in the 
hands of Mr. Pryor by September i. 

Only new puzzlers will qualify for 
this competition, it being felt that 
the old puzzlers will be glad to leave 
the field open to the beginners. 

As it is unquestionably true that 
many employes will solve ail the 
puzzles given in this issue correctly, 
it will probably be necessary for 
those competing for these prizes 
to work out an original puzzle, to 
put him or her in the runn ng. The 
names of the successful competitors 
will appear in the October issue. 

Grey clouds from the north, 

Are streaking. 
Dull and drear the day. 
Still tlic leaves go voyaging. 

On their silent way. 

Keeping FINAL of spangled glory, 
As they arc robbed at each delay. 

Many will be sinking. 

To mix with clay and sand, 

Those left on the COMPLETE voyage 
Shall beach in a distant land. 
Wilsmere, Del. Napoleon 


1 — A famous Roman orator and writer. 

2 — Reflected. 

3 — A girl's name. 

4 — Departure. 

5 — Scotch word meaning dries or cures 
in the sun. 

6 — A Russian seaport. 

Cincinnati, Ohio. Wick-o-cincy 

Just Between You and Me 

This month we show two new kinds of 
puzzles. No. 5, the anagram, and No. 9, the 
hexagon, and a few words of explanation 
may be necessary to give our readers a hint 
as to the proper way to construct and solve 

The "Key to Puzzledom " describes an 
anagram as: "A transposition of the letters 
of a word, name, phrase or sentence, by 
which new words or phrases are formed, 
having an apposite relation to the original. 
M.y be versified or not." In other words, 
you take a word, phrase or sentence and 
transpose the letters to make other words, 
phrases or sentences having the same re- 
lation to the original. A good anagram is a 
beautiful thing and many such have been 
constructed. On the other hand it is very 
easy to make a poor anagram and such is 
the bane of the average puzzle editor's life. 
Perhaps one of the very best anagrams ever 
constructed consisted of the two ^rds 
"They see," the answer being " The eyes. " 
Anonyme, now a famous New York lawj'er, 
composed that anagram and nothing he has 
produced in his long and honorable career 
as a puzzler has rejected more credit upon 
him. A. Blokhed is the author of this one — 
"A free clan then decided one point," the 
answer being "The Diclaration of Indepen- 
dence. " Arty Fishel, a famous puzzle 
editor, composed this one: "Govern, clever 
lad; " the answer being "Grover Cleveland." 
If you take the letters in these three 
examples you will find that by transposing 
them they make exactly the answers; and 
that the puzzles themselves have a decided 
relation to the answers. In our No. 5 in this 
issue it is quite evident, from the puzzle 
itself and from the verse that follows, that 
the answer has something to do with Ire- 
land, and with that hint the solution should 
be easy. 

A Hexagon, as its name imphes, is a form 
puzzle with six sides. The hexagon is made 
(Continued on page 3J.) 


Balti more and Ohio Magazine, July, ig22 

General Manager Scheer Addresses June 
Meeting of Baltimore Division Veterans 

General Superintendent Transportation Curren, Superintendent 
Hoskins and District Master Mechanic Galloway also Speak 

THE June meeting of the Baltimore 
Division Veterans was called to order 
by President J. A. Wall, who im- 
rnediately asked that those present stand 
for thirty seconds in silent tribute to the 
memory of deceased Brother Kelly. 

After a short business meeting which was 
participated in by a good many of the mem- 
bers and which evoked much enthusiasm, 
President Wall called on E. W. Scheer, 
general manager, Eastern Lines, for the 
address of the evening. 

Mr. Scheer said laughingly that he felt 
that he had a special right to speak as a 
Veteran because of the fact that he had been 
sent a card as an honorary member for the 
year 1922 and later on had received a bill 
for dues as an active member, which he 
promptly paid. (All of which indicates the 
astuteness of the financial secretary of the 
chapter, Mr. Harrigan.) 

Mr. Scheer spoke enthusiastically of the 
splendid growth made by the Veterans' As- 
sociation in the last few years and said that 
it was the best school of loyalty on the 
Railroad, a school wherein the members, by 
the abiHty which they have demonstrated 
in various occupations, by their fidelity to 
the Railroad and by the friendships which 
they have formed, have become competent 
instructors in the ideals of loyalty to the 
Baltimore and Ohio. 

He referred to the fact that the Veterans 
were the moving spirits in the business 
solicitation campaign inaugurated among 
them by President Willard during the fore- 
part of 19x8 and that it was their enthusiasm 
and initiative which made the campaign 
so contagious and so productive . of good 
results to the Railroad. 

Mr. Scheer then called attention to the 
good neighbor ideal which President Willard 
formulated for .the Railroad back in 1916 
and which has become more and more a 

part of our policy since that time. He spoke 
of the feeling of pride which he had as 
superintendent of the Indiana Division when 
he was first able to give practical appH- 
cation of this Baltimore and Ohio ideal in his 
territory. He said further that it was his 
behef that no employe could ever truly say 
that the executive officers of the Baltimore 
and Ohio ever maintained other than an 
attitude of true neighborliness toward the 
employes of the Company. 

Mr. Scheer then developed clearly the 
thought that the employes of the Railroad, 
if only from an efficiency standpoint, should 
have a deep interest in the financial success 
of the property. He said, for instance, that 
support and patronage are not given to 
organizations which are not successful and 
progressive, and that business and capital 
will come to the Baltimore and Ohio in 
proportion to the showing it makes as a 
prosperous organization. He mentioned 
further the fact that through the large hold- 
ings which life insurance companies, banks 
and other fiduciary organizations have in 
the securities of railroads in the United 
States, probably fifty million Americans 
have a direct financial interest in the success 
of the railroads and that for that reason the 
prosperity of the railroads is a matter of 
paramount importance to the citizenship 
of the country as a whole. If the railroads 
earn a reasonable return on their operations, 
they can pay fair di\ndends. These, in turn, 
go to the great fiduciary organizations of 
the country' and are distributed in the form 
of interest on savings, sharings in partici- 
pating poHcies, the lowering of premiums, 
etc., etc. 

Mr. Scheer than pointed out a number of 
ways in which the employes of the Balti- 
more and Ohio could contribute to its pros- 
perity; how, for instance, a savTng of five 
c-ents a day on the part of each employe 
would mean the saving of a million dollars 

a year on the whole railroad; how large 
sums can be saved by a very careful handling • 
of trains with consequent cutting down, in 
our loss and damage payments; how a two 
per cent, saving in coal consumption would 
result in an actual saving of $334,000 a year. 

He emphasized the fact that whereas by 
soliciting a dollar's worth of business an 
employe only puts about twenty cents into 
the treasury of the Company, because it 
costs eighty cents to handle that dollar's 
worth of business, he can by actual saving 
in the ways suggested, put into the treasury 
the full amount of money saved. 

He said that the Baltimore and Ohio, in 
common with other railroads, is still behind 
in its maintenance program, that plans for 
many improvements are but awaiting the 
necessary funds to cover construction costs 
and that much of the money which is saved 
will be applied to these maintenance and 
construction purposes with the result that 
there will be more employes in the service, 
a bigger payroll and more and more op- 
portunity for the men in the ranks. 

President Wall then called on Superin- 
tendent Hoskins of the Baltimore Division. 

Mr. Hoskins expressed his appreciation 
for the fine support being given him by the 
men under his supervision and especially 
because of the fact that the Baltimore 
Division occupied second place in freight 
train efficiency. He said that he knew the 
men working with him well enough to be 
sure that they could boost the division's 
standing another point and put it into 
first place. 

He mentioned the fact that by their care- 
ful handling of locomotives in smooth stop- 
ping and clean firing, our engineers and 
firemen are contributing substantially to the 
increase in our passenger business; and 
that b}^ the uniform courtesy which is being 
shown by our train service men, the Balti- 
more and Ohio is constantly attracting a 
larger patronage. 

He made a special plea for intensive 
supervision of the little things, mentioning 
hot boxes as an example. Of these there 
were 41 in one week on the Baltimore 
Division, each one causing an average delay 
of 21 minutes. Such delays are extremely 
expensive; they can be largely cut down 
with resulting prosperity to everybody con- 
nected with the Railroad. 

In concluding, he acknowledged grate- 
fully his appreciation of the support and 
fidelity of the Veteran employes under his 

Mr. Hoskins was followed by W. G. 
Curren, general superintendent transporta- 
tion, who said that he had been an honorary 
member of the Veterans for some time, 
that unlike Mr. Scheer he had never been 
called upon to pay any dues, and that in 
lieu of this fact he stood ready to hand over 
his check for $25.00 to the treasurer of the 
chapter for whatever worthy purpose the 
Veterans wished to use it. Naturally this 
announcement created great enthusiasm. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, iq22 


Following Mr. Curren, District Master 
Mechanic A. K. Galloway thanked the 
Veterans for electing him an honorar\- 
member. He said that he was always 
glad to get an old timer into his department 
because of the stabilizing influence which 
he e.\erts and the enthusiasm and Ioyalt\- 
which he promotes. He said that he had 
come to Baltimore as a stranger several 
years ago and that few things had been 
more clearly impressed on his mind than the 
fidelity and ability of the Veterans. 

It was then announced that the entertain- 
ment part of the program would be starteil 
immediately in the concert hall above and 
the X'eterans adjourned to meet their wives 
and famihes and hear the following enjoy- 
able numbers: 

Song and Dance 

Miss Elane Fladimg (aged 8 ) 

Sailors Horn Pipe 

Masters Vernon Balzel and Earl Gordon 
Radium Dance Miss Lucie Shugard 

ONE of the largest and best meetings 
in our history was held on May 20. 
After a brief business session the 175 
persons present turned their attention to 
the entertainment program, which started 
with the formal naming of the auxiliary, 
"The J. M. Scott Auxiliary," in honor of 
the genera] superintendent of the Wheeling 

Mr. Scott responded in an appropriate 
address, expressing his appreciation of the 
honor, and telling the women veterans how 
they can help make their men folks happier 
and better members of the Baltimore and 
Ohio family. He also presented the aux- 
iliary with a bit of paper which is going to 
enable the ladies to realize one of their 
hearts' desires, namely the purchase of a 
set of china for their repasts — and then 
some. Mr. Scott's generosity and his great 
interest in all that pertains to the welfare 
of the Veterans and their families are well 
known in his district. 

Superintendent Holverstott of the 
Monongah Division, and A. F. Heffner of 
Fairmont also made interesting addresses, 
as did Mrs. F. M. Howard of Newark, Ohio, 
the grand president of the Auxiliaries, who 
was a welcome guest. The complete pro- 
gram follows: 

America by the audience. 

Placing the flag by Mrs. H. Fleming. 

Address by Mrs. F. M. Howard. 

Piano duet by Mrs. Warder Tutt and 

Presenting corsage bouquet to Mrs. P. 
M. Howard. 

Solo by Miss Lucille Stealey. 
Address by J. M. Scott. 
Address by Arnold Lloyd HefTner. 
Solos by Frank Jordon. 
Solos by Douglas Fleming. 

Songs. . . .Miss Elizabeth and Vernon Batzel 

Saxophone Solo Mr. Fred'k Gempp 

(Office of Chief Engineer) 

Duets Misses Meryl and May Harris 

Buck and Wing Dancing . . The Dancing Dolls 
Baltimore "RAMBLERS" Orchestra:— 

Prof. H. Roland Thorn Violin 

(Office of Chief Engineer) 

LeRoy Hendricks Pianist 

Frank Denninger Drummer 

Roland Pumphrey Cornet 

Fred'k Gempp Saxoplione 

Among those present beside the speakers 
above mentioned, were: R. B. White, 
general superintendent; C. A. Mewshavv, 
passenger tram master; J. W. Smith, as- 
sistant train master; J. J. McCabe, assist- 
ant train master; J. J. Swartzback, chief 
train dispatcher; J. P. Hines, master me- 
chanic, Philadelphia, Pa.; F. W. Fritchey, 
master mechanic. Riverside; John 
Cavey, road foreman of engines. 

Address by B. Z. Holverstott. 

Trio by Don Adams, piano; Miss Louise 
Fletcher, violin; Gleen Thrash, mandolin. 

Reading by Miss Ruth Baldwin. 

Vocal duet by Miss Naomi Heflncr and 
Miss Ruth Wilson. 

We are glad that we can say that all the 
entertainers on our program are "Baltimore 
and Ohio. " It is not necessary to go outside 
our organization for talent, no matter what 
we wish. 

Because of the illness of Grand Vice 
President J. M. Garvey, Grand V^ice Presi- 
dent Mrs. Garvey was unable to be with us. 

Our Veterans' Chapter and Ladies' Aux- 
iliary are growing fast; all are loyal mem- 
bers of the Baltimore and Ohio family, and 
we expect to do ctill bigger things in the 

Memorial Service at Fairmont 

THE Annual Memorial Service of the 
Fairmont Veterans was held in Grace 
Lutheran Church of their city on 
June 18. The sermon was preached by the 
pastor. Rev. Roy J. Meyer, who made a 
strong appeal for the upholding and follow- 
ing of Christian ideals in Railroad life. 

The Railroad was represented by E. W. 
Scheer, general manager of our Eastern 
Lines. He said that it was a privilege for 
him to be present to honor the memory of 
the Veterans w'ho have passed on, and men- 
tioned the many fine friendships which he 
has had among the old guard in the Railroad 
family, men who are now gone, but whose 
counsel and inspiration he still cherishes. 
He said that there is no better way in which 
we can honor the memory of those who have 
finished their work in this life, than to do our 
utmost for the happiness, welfare and safety 

of the living. And he quoted the inspired 
poem of Browning "Abou Ben Adhem, " 
whose chaste beauty breathes forth the 
spirit that service to our fellow men is the 
best way to show Christian character. 

One of the musical features was a trio 
sung by Miss Margaret Frischkon, Mrs. O. 
A. Wood and Clarence H. Bloom. 

The railroaders were welcomed to the 
church on behalf of .the congregation by 
C. H. Bloom. John F. ShafTerman, super- 
visor and an active spirit in Baltimore and 
Ohio activntics, led the singing. 

After the .services the officers of the Rail- 
road, whose participation in the proceed- 
ings was much appreciated by the veterans 
were taken in automobiles to various 
points of interest in and near Fairmont. 

In the Realm of the Riddle 

i Continued from Page 21) 
in several shapes but our No. 9 in this issue 
is built in this form: 

The first horizontal word of four letters 
reads exactlj^ the same as the first up and 
down word, of course, of the same number 
of letters. The second horizontal word of 
fi\ letters reads exactly the same as the 
second perpendicular word and so on with 
the 3rd, 4th, 5th, 6th and 7th. 

E. W. Jones, cashier, Freight Station, 
Butler, Pa., sends in a complete list of 
answers and also contributes a neat charade. 

Ray Montgomery, store helper, Wilsmere, 
Del., who has adopted the nomdeplume of 
"Napoleon," also makes a contribution as 
well as submitting a complete list of answers. 

P. M. Pennington, crossing watchman, 
Cumberland; Walter R. Hedeman, Me- 
chanical Engineer's Office, Baltimore, Miss 
Mary B. Tansill, secretary- to chief clerk to 
superintendent Telegraph, and Miss Char- 
lotte Stibler of the Magazine office, all 
evince quite an interest in the department 
and are offering support that is very en- 

We need some fiat puzzles, such as be- 
headments, curtailments, deletions, trans- 
positions, etc. There certainly must be a 
number of good versifiers in the great big 
Baltimore and Ohio family who can write 
such puzzles and write them well and we 
would like to hear from these folks at an 
early date. 

The copies of "Key to Puzzledom" 
offered as prizes by the editor of our M.\g.\- 
ziN'E are well worth striving for and are 
bound to prove both interesting and helpful 
to any one interested in puzzling. 

Wiok-o-cincy, the author of No. 15 in this 
issue, is J. H. Wickham, secretary to the 
assistant superintendent of Dining Cars at 
{Continued on page 26) 

Fairmont Auxiliary Named in Honor of General 
Superintendent J. M. Scott 

By Mrs. Harry Fleming, Treasurer 


Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ22 

For a Diamond Ring and a Gold Watch 

Joseph Beel Says that Popularity Contest Was Crowning Feature 
of Cincinnati Employes' Picnic 

ON Saturday. May 27, 4756 Baltimore 
and Ohio employes, their families and 
friends gathered at Cincinnati's fam- 

ous recreation center, Chester Park, and 
enjoyed the second Annual Outing given by 
the Cincinnati Terminal employes, General 
Manager Begien having granted a half 
hoHday in order that all could attend. 

Arrangements for the outing were made 
ty a committee consisting of Messrs. 
Joseph Beel, chairman; J. J. O'Donnell, W. 
C. Fisher and W. J. Maloney. Much credit 
for the success of the picnic was due to their 
untiring efforts in arranging in detail the 
program for the day — first, a popularity 
contest, and second, an elaborate athletic 
program, followed by a grand euchre given 
under the auspices of the Veterans' Associa- 

A primarj' election was held prior to the 
outing and the employes selected by ballot, 
iour men and four women candidates to 
compete in the popularity contest. 

Results of the primary election showed 
the following names: Misses Edna Orr, 
Clara Schulte, Willa Mobberly and Bertha 
Goetz; Messrs. H. S. Stansbury, Phil Koth, 
E. J. McGinnis and J. D. Shoemaker. 
Through the courtesy of the management of 
Chester Park, arrangements were made to 
have tickets presented for each candidate, 
tickets to serve as an admission tender to 
the Park on the day of the outing; the lady 
and gentleman candidates receiving the 
largest number of votes to be awarded the 
popularity contest prizes. 

Considerable enthusiasm was manifested 
in the election, which resulted in the selec- 
tion of Miss Edna Orr, secretary to master 
mechanic at Ivorv^dale, and H. S. Stans- 
I'liry, car foreman, Storrs, as the most 
popular employes. The final result was as- 
follows: Miss Edna Orr 1151, Miss Clara 
Schulte 831, Miss Willa Mobberly 723, 
Miss Bertha Goetz 555; H.S. Stansbur3'6io, 
J-'hil Koth 545, E. J. McGinnis 309, J. D. 
^hoemake^ 32. 

The second important feature of the pro- 
gram for the day was the athletic program 
which developed the fact that there are 
some good athletes in the Cincinnati Ter- 
minals. Many humorous features were 
added such as Egg Rolling Contest, won by 
Mrs. E. Schmalz; Ladies Running Race, 
won by Miss Clara Schulte; Misses Running 
Race, won by Miss E. Allison; Peanut Roll- 
ing Race, won by Miss G. Wehage; Fat 
Men's Running Race, won by R. A. Seiler; 
Men's Running Race and Hop, Step and 
Jump, Standing and Running Start, won by 
W. McKenzie; Fat Men's Hop Race, won 
by D. E. Todd; Tug of War, won by H. 
Oldenburg and B. Marsand; Ladies' Marks- 
manship contest, won by Miss Margeret T. 
Stevens, of Baltimore; Gentlemen's Marks- 
manship Contest, won by W. W. Bybee. 

The Prize Waltz was won by GeorgS 
Bohart and Miss Carrie Buns. The Baby 
Contest was won hy Miss Ruth Dear- 

A Pennj'' Scramble, running races, sack 
races and three-legged races for boys and 
girls were arranged and participated in by 
the young hopefuls. Alany other prizes 
were carried away by the Veterans, for 
whom a special program was arranged. 

Invitations were extended to officers and 
employes of connecting divisions, but few 
were able to take advantage of this big day. 
We were especially glad to have General 
Manager Begien with us. He participated 
in the Men's Marksmanship Contest, which 
developed that Mr. Begien is a better rail- 
road man than marksman. 

Felicitations were received from C. W. 
Galloway, vice president Operation and 

Observations from the Gyroplane 

Said Beel to Malone\', "I never did see 
Such a crowd as the one that's coming, did 

Then up spoke O'Donnell, with double- 
quick action, 

"They can't help it, Joe, when you're the 
attraction. " 

"Who? Me?" asks Beel, blushing, "but I 
can't quite figger 

How to handle the prizes if the crowd gets 
much bigger. " 

Said Yardmaster Fisher, "Oh, Joe, you're 
a dandy! 

Just hand the men cigars and give the girls 
candy. " 

Mr. and Mrs. J. H. Meyers and daughters, 
Helen and Margaret, and their friends, ar- 
rived in the evening to enjoy a good time. 
Come eariier next year "Jack," and let 
Ma-garet win the Baby Beauty Contest. 

Miss Edna Orr, winner of handsome diamond 
ring in popularity contest 

Terminal Agent and Mrs. C. E. Fish and 
their friends enjo3-ed a pleasant day. 

Assistant Chief Clerk Frank Xock was 
there, in front of the'club house promenade. 
Frank, the Ladies surely enjoyed j-our 

Brother West figgered in a skip, jump and 

He made such a start he was unable to stop; 
Then came Brother Allison, our Safety a- 

But when the girls tumbled, Bro. Allison 
had went. 

C. J. Cleary, R B. Fitzpatrick, J. M. 
Shay, W. P. Abbott, W. L. Morton, J. M. 
Burke, F. L. Hall and others were con- 
spicuous by their absence. Don't -forget to 
use your free tickets next time. 

Timekeeper Eddie Schmalz, Superinten- 
dent's Office, and family were on hand early, 
partaking of scrambled eggs after Mrs. 
Schmalz had won the Egg Rolhng Contest. 

Chief Block Dispatcher D. E. Todd tried 
everything in the park, including the merrj^- 
go-round. Such a headache ! ! ! ! ! 

Frank Ruwe, with Bill Bybee and Willie 
Richter, were caught at the back gate selling 
free tickets. 

E. J. McGinnis fainted after the Running 
Race — his girl was there. Guess he knows 
how to play the sympathy act. 

Misses Weber, Herron and Stevens 
started well in the Misses Running Race, 
but — no need to talk about it. 
'Twas three by my Ingcrsoll when the 

ladies' race began. 
You could hear the beating of their hearts, 

as only girls' hearts can. 
But hardly had they started forth when three 

went sprawUng out, 
One was thin, and one was small ; the third 

one was quite stout. 
The doctor came a-running with a quart of 


And forty yards of bandaging. He dressed 

them up quite fine; 
But Clara dear, who'd won the race, rocked 

in her acquisition. 
Declaring that this fall of three quite- 
changed her disposition. 
"At any rate, " quoth AUison, ' ' 'twas worth 
ten cents admission." 
Mrs. Mabel Schatz clamored among the 
children following the free vaudeville per- 
formance. Mabel, this was a Baby Beauty 

Jim Flanagan, as usual, came in the back 
gate, all smiles, saying he got a dime for the 
other ticket he had. 

T. J. Murphy, chief clerk to superinten- 
dent transportation, was on hand but his 
candidate did not win. This is not Tom's 
fault; he did his best. 

Miss Erma George, telephone operatoi, 
was there with bells on. Anybody needing 
a campaign manager, call Erma. 
"Miss Weber," said someone, here's a nice 

can of lard. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ22 


Do you know why you won it ? Now try to 

think hard. " 
"Don't know," quoth sweet Katharine, as 

her eyes drooped from sight, 
"But 'twill appease my dear mother when 

I get home late tonight." 

E. B. Russell, assistant to general 
manager, and Mrs. Russell were on hand 
early and enjoyed themselves immenselj'. 

L. A. Cordie, agent, was accompanied by 
a lady, probably his??? Larry you "re way 
out there. Congratulations! 

Why did E. J. McGinnis and Miss Clara 
Schulte find so much enjoyment in the 
Silvery Subway? It is no puzzle since they 
were caught holding hands a few days before 
the outing on a similar evening's enjoyment. 

In perfect harmony with the big day the 
management at Chester Park had the 

miniature railroad engine re-decorated and 
it bore the name of Baltimore and Ohio. In 
addition to this, the large poster adver- 
tising the coming "No Crossing Accident 
Campaign" was in a conspicuous place. 
John Longdon was in charge of engine. 

Did you see Colonel Martin, who owns 
Chester Park? 

He held a reception from noon until dark. 

We took an excursion ground the lake 
and before we whistled out we observed 
basking themselves in the sun, two couples 
—The P. S.'s, Miss K. E. Weber and W. S. 
McGinley intensely absorbed in each other, 
imaware of the piercing rays of the afternoon 
sun. We also saw Miss C. P. Schulte and 
her friend apparently so interested in each 
other that they were unaware that they were 
receiving a coat of tan. No stop was made 

at the Honeymoon Express station. When 
we slowed down for a 19 order, we saw Ger- 
trude Wehagc, Marie Hughes, Marie Oliver 
and Ruth Kittle, and four gentlemen, all 
making a quick exit from this rollicking 
concession. A stop was made at the Silvery 
Subway, and when our party was looking 
out over the "Bay of Biscay" a gondola 
passed and Oh!! what we thought we saw! 
But Juanita Bates and Ethylc Distler say 
that Eddie McGinnis and Francis Galvin — 
oh, well, since wc are wrong, what's the use? 
A free vaudeville was a feature quite fine. 
But give me the show of the babies for mine; 
There were Mary and Frances, and Louis 
and Pete, 

And two dozen others, all dimpled and 

At last Brother Fisher declared each a 

I. A group of babies who were entered in the "Baby Beauty Contest." 2. A group of girls from the Terminals: (standing^ Juanita Bates, Ruth Kittle, 
Ethyle Distler. Clara Burke, Marie Oliver, Gertrude Wehage, Marie Hughes; (sitting) Bertha Goetz, Kathryn Weber, Clara Schulte and Helene Herron. 
3. Winners in the "Baby Beauty Contest"— First prize, Ruth Dearwester; second prize, Louis Schooler, and third prize, Helen Feldkarap. 4. Contestants 
in the Men's Running Race— Eddie Schmalz, Stewart McKensie, Francis Galvin and Eddie McGinnis. 5. The Outing Committee and the general manager; 
W. J. Maloney, Joseph O'Donnell, Joseph Fisher, R. N. Begien. general manager, and Joseph Beel 6. Safety Agent W. L. Allison carried a carload of 
Cincmnati "peaches." Too bad the photo didn't show them. 7. Claim Investigator J. S. Barndt and Chief Train Dispatcher D. E. Todd (winner of Fat Men's 
Hop Race). 8. Groupof future railroaders, who ran in the 3-legged race. 9. The Safety Bulletin played a prominent part, even on the little railroad train 
that ran around the lake. 10. Contestants in Hop, Step and Jump, running start: W. L. Allison, O. E. West and S. McKensie. 11. Contestants in Fat 
Men's Running Race: P. Marsland, H. Oldenburg. R. Siler, and S. L. Deanrester. 12. Contestants in the Tug of War: 8. McKensie, Tames Riley and 
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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ig22 

As he, as a judge, became forty pounds 

At the Dancing Pa^alion we took coal and 
p."ater and made a few obser\'ations — Frank 
Career and his daughters, Miss Helen 
Herron, Miss Bertha Goetz, Lucille Baum- 
gartner, Grace Walsh and many other 
exponents of the dance tripping lightly over 
the floor. 

Then on with the euchre that the Veterans 

There were prizes galore, and none was dis- 
mayed ; 

Give Miss McMorrow and Joe O'D. the 

To tell how they managed would make a long 

The regular stop was made at the "Bath- 
ing Beach" when the party was given a 
thrill — John Quinlan and Charles Layman, 
yardmasters, were doing a high diving stunt 
in five feet of water. 

' Do you know, Brother Manni.x, " said 
Brother Hopkins that night, 
As the two slowl}^ ambled by the lakeside so 

"When I see these fast travellers, the racer 
and whip, 

I've a mind to give these old Veterans the 

Some day, when I'm sure none of them can 
be found, 

I shall ride on the racer and the merry-go- 
round. " 

"Oh, I don't know," quoth Mannix, 
they're such silly toys — 

OX May 25 at his home at Orleans 
Cross Roads, W. Va., Pensioned 
Engineer Edward B. Doyle passed 
into the great beyond. He was the oldest 
Veteran enrolled in the Martinsburg Asso- 
ciation, and probably the oldest on the 
Baltimore and Ohio. Born in the first 
quarter of the Nineteenth Century and living 
well mto the first quarter of the Twentieth 
Centur3% his life reads like a romance. 

Edward B. Dojde was born in Ferrybank, 
County Kilkenny, Ireland, March 21, 1824. 
At the age of seventeen he came to New 
Foundland and shipped on a fishing 
schooner, for five years following a seagoing 
life. Leaving the sea he went from New 
York to Baltimore to Boston and from 
there went cross country to Reading, Pa., 
and learning of the construction work on 
the Baltimore and Ohio, came to Orleans 
Roads and secured work as a trackman in 

For thirteen years he continued as a 
trackman. In July, 1867 he was promoted 
to fireman on the division extending from 
Martinsburg to Piedmont, W. Va. Five 
\ears later he was promoted to engineer 

"But I Jiave to ride them, to please my three 

The last stop was made at the Derby. 
Here we found Phil Koth, H. S. Stansbury, 
Bob Boyle, and several other "also rans," 
trying to bring a tin horse under the wire 
first — and win a box of candy. However, 
it took Jim Fallon to turn the trick and he 
was last seen pushing the hand car loaded 
with candy boxes in the direction of Oakley. 

Did you see Mr.*Begien, our famous crack 

He aimed at the bull's-eye and kept it quite 

Though he won not first place, he said with 
a smile. 

For this box of cigars I'd walk half a mile. 
Said good Mrs. Beel as she proudly sur- 

Her card and then read of the record she'd 

"Oh, I'm a crack shot; I'm practised, I 

r%e been shooting the bu'ls' eyes all over 
my dress." 

As we passed Hilarity Hall we saw Bob 
Jennings and the three little Jennings doing 
the "Wiggle Woggle, " and trom all appear- 
ances they had much trouble in maintaining 
their equilibrium. We pulled into the 
station on time. Many thanks to D. E. 
Todd, who was acting dispatcher, Bill 
Robinson, who was trainmaster pro tem, 
and, last but not least, our faithful conduc- 
tor. Bill Fisher, who accepted only cash and 
refused passes on this trip. 

and for 28 years ran an engine for the 
Baltimore and Ohio. Many are famihar 
with him, especially as the boss of old Camel 
Engine No. 112. 

In 1900 he was placed upon the pension 
list and thereafter lived quietly at his home 
at Orleans Roads, W. Va. 

WTien "Eddie" Doyle entered the ser- 
vice of the Baltimore and Ohio, railroading, 
not only on our system, but in the world, 
was in swaddling clothes. The tracks were 
wooden stringers with strap iron for rails. 
Engines and cars were diminutive in size 
and all facilities were in the pioneer stage of 
development. Contrast this with the 
world's mighty transportation systems of 
today and one can get a conception of what 
must have been the retrospection of Engi- 
neer Doyle as he looked back over the years 
of his long life. 

He started his career on the water and 
after a long and eventful landsman's life, 
fate decreed that he should take his last 
earthly nde over the quiet waters of the 
Potomac River in a primitive skiff to the 
Catholic Church at Little Orleans, Md., of 
which he had long been a member. This 

has been an organized parish for over 200 
years, and although the church building 
has been remodeled from time to time, the 
thought of antiquity clings to it still. Here 
on May 27 sorrowing relatives and fellow 
Veterans carried the mortal remains of 
Engineer Doyle and after a solemn burial 
service, reverently laid to rest this \'eteran 
of so many years' service. 

There on the mountain side, amid the 
flowers and green trees of summer and the 
frost and snow of winter, overlooking the 
beautiful Potomac Valley, lies this old ceme- 
tery. Headstones date back over 200 years, 
a fitting burial place for such a Veteran. 
There will not be a mighty granite shaft 
erected to mark the resting place of a grea: 
statesman, nor yet a marble tomb to mark 
the grave of a king ot finance, but to the 
memory of "Eddie" Doyle, humble rail- 
roader that he was, there is a monument 
more wonderful than any of marble or 

Whenever a palatial passenger train 
swings through the Potomac Valley, a 
heavy freight train loaded with the world's 
commerce rolls east or west, or a long train 
of empties wends its way to factory, mill or 
mine — -aye, so long as there is a wheel turn- 
ing in this Potomac Valley there will be a 
monument to "Eddie" Doyle. Posterity 
cannot erect a greater monument than the 
Railroad whose growth marked the epoch 
through which he lived. The earthly 
temple has returned to dust but the immor- 
tal soul has returned to its Maker, there to 
enjoy the blessings of the Redeemed. 

Edward B. Doyle 

In the Realm of the Riddle 
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Cincinnati. He is to be congratulated on 
the neat piece of work he has turned out as 
a first effort. I have no doubt we will hear 
more from him in the future. 

Lists of so'utions to the puzzles published 
in this issue must be .n my hands by Sep- 
tember 15. The answers, together with a 
list of the solvers will be published in the 
October issue. 

Death of Edward B. Doyle 

Said to be the Oldest Employe of Baltimore and Ohio 
By W. L. Stephens 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ig22 


New Prize Offerings by Baltimore and Ohio to 
Members of Boy and Girl Clubs for 
Club Extension Work 

THIS year the Baltimore and Ohio is 
offering two premiums of $100 each 
in each of the following States: 
Illinois, Indiana, Ohio, Pennsylvania, Mary- 
land, West Virginia and Virginia. The 
premiums are available to the Boy and Girl 
Club members in those counties traversed 
by our lines. 

These premiums will be awarded to the 
boy and girl in each state who, during the 
calendar year 1922, do the most efficient or 
outstanding work in Boys and Girls Club 
work, such as is comprised in com, potato, 
poultry, pig, calf, sewing and canning clubs, 
in fact every kind of club project approved 
by the State Agricultural College, and 
carried on under their supervision. The 
judging will be done by members of the 
Extension Service of the respective State 
Agricultural Colleges, but the Baltimore and 
Ohio requires the following of the winners: 
Each winner will supply the Baltimore 
and Ohio with a carefully prepared report 
of his or her Club work, giving both cost 
and production figures, the report to be 
illustrated with adequate photographs and 
accompanied with a picture of the win- 

The winner may use the 5 100 premium 
for either of two purposes. It may be used 
for scholarship purposes at the State Uni- 
versity, provided the winner can so use it 
within twelve months from the date the 
premium is awarded. The alternative is 
to use the $100 to di'fray the expenses of a 
week's educational trip, which trip will be 
properly planned and chaperoned by repre- 
sentatives of the Company. 

The winners trom West Virginia, Virginia, 
Maryland and Pennsylvania who choose the 
educational trip, will be taken to Chicago 
during the first week of December to see 
the great International Livestock Show. 

The winners from Illinois, Indiana and 
Ohio will be taken for a week's trip to Wash- 
ing ton, D. C, the national capital, where it 
is planned that they will meet the Secretary 
of Agriculture, and see the many points of 
interest in and around Washington. 

The poster announcement of this contest 
appears on the bulletin boards in our pass- 
enger stations, in the offices of the county 
agricultural agents, banks, chambers of com- 
merce, rural high schools, and offices of the 
township trustees. 

Poultry Extension Campaign 

In addition to the foregoing, the Balti- 
more and Ohio is actively engaged in a 
Poultry Campaign in southern Illinois. 
Poultry is on3 of the three factors, which 
have made farming profitable in southern 
Illinois, and the Railroad has adopted a 
plan in cooperation with the Agricultural 
Extension workers of the State University 
to stimulate greater interest in this industrj\ 

O. K. Quivey, general agricultural agent, 
has held numerous conferences with the 
county agricultural agents of Illinois, with 
the director of extension, state club leader 
and representatives of the Poultry Exten- 
sion Department, and the program agreed 
upon is being carried out in the fourteen 
Illinois counties traversed by our lines. 

The state leader in Boys and Girls Club 
Work was authorized to announce that the 
Baltimore and Ohio would furnish three egg 
settings, or a total of 45 eggs, from pure- 
bred, registered hens, to each of ten boys or 
girls in each ot the fourteen coimties. Club 
members of each county were asked to make 
application to the county agent, and from 
those applying the county agent selected the 
ten, who by their work in the past, were 
best qualified in his opinion, to ca-ry the 
project through successfully. It was then 
agreed that each Club member should offer 
an equal nimiber of market eggs in exchange 
for the setting eggs. This was done on the 
theory that one does not appreciate that 
which he gets for nothing and that the Club 
members would have a deeper interest in 
the project if they felt that they had put up 
something tangible in order to secure the 
settings from purebred hens. White Rock 
was the breed selected, because it was 
desired to use a dual purpose breed, equally 
proficient in production of both meat and 

The program further provides that a 
county poultry' show will be held next fall, 
at which each contestant will be allowed to 
enter a pen of his best five birds, consisting 
of foiu" pullets and one cockerel. Six county 
prizes have been offered by the Railroad to 
the participants in each county as follows: 

first — $5; second — $4; third — $3; fourth, 
fifth and sixth — each a copy of Lippin- 
cott's Poultry Husbandry. 

At the conclusion of the county shows. 
General Agricultural Agent Quivey will ar- 
range for a state show at some central 
point, probably Flora, Illinois, at which the 
winners of first and second jilace in each of 
the county shows will be eligible to enter 
their pens of poultry. The winner at the 
state show will be awarded a premium of 
$100, which may be used in either of the 
ways above outlined for the other con- 

One of the first results of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Poultry Campaign was the enroll- 
ment of several times as many Club mem- 
bers in each county as the Baltimore and 
Ohio was able to furnish with egg settings, 
and in order that these children might not 
be unduly disappointed, the poultry pro- 
ducers in the various counties organized and 
duplicated the plan as outlined by the 
Baltimore and Ohio R. R., offering to furnish 
egg settings to those applicants not supplied 
by the Baltimore and Ohio and on the same 
basis as offered by this Company. The 
Baltimore and Ohio in turn agreed that the 
Club members provided locally with egg 
settings should be eligible to compete at 
the county shows and the state show with 
those Club members which the Railroad had 
fiunished with egg settings. 

This attractive campaign will be far reach- 
ing and lasting in its effects, and the cost is 
H' eligible in comparison to the returns to 
the Club members, to the poultry industry, 
to the community, and to the Baltimore and 
Ohio Railroad. 

It will also be of interest to employes and 
friends of the Baltimore and Ohio to know 
that the encouragement which has been 
given Boy and Girl Club members by the 
scholarships, has since been duplicated by 
not less than five other great trunk lines. 

V . ^ 

Why Place Rolling Equipment Near Fire 
Hazard from Adjoining Property! 

During April, 1922 fires cost the Baltimore and Ohio an estimated amount 
of 5fi6,446.38. Seven-eighths of this damage -approximate!} , f 14,000 worth - 
originated from adjoining property, their being three fires of $3,000, and 
S4,ooo, in round figures, from this cause. And about 57,000 of this amount was 
damage done to rolling equipment. 

It is possible that under certain conditions it is necessary to place rolling 
equipment on tracks where there is a fire hazard from adjoining property. But 
it is improbable. 

The $7,000 lost in these two fires to rolling equipment would have bought 
outright four of the latest type steel gondola cars, with enough left over to pay a 
car repairer for six months' service. And the money earned by these cars would 
mean the possibility of employment for other men now out of the service. 

Fire prevention, like all other efforts on the Railroad to protect private 
property, is of mutual benefit. It helps the Railroad and it helps us employes. 

Please keep rolling equipment away from the fire hazard of adjoining 

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Relief Department — Advisory Committee 

Conducting Transportation Department 

L. W. Graham .' . .Operator Kanawha Station, W. Va. 

Glenwood, Pa. 

Baltimore, Md. 

New York, N. Y. 

C. H. Crawford Yard Brakeman. 

George G. James Conductor 

John F. Wunner Clerk 

Motive Power Department 

L. A. Gather Machinist Fairmont, W. Va. 

W. E. Hodel .Material Man Grafton, W. Va. 

P. J. Harrigan Mechanical Examiner Connellsville, Pa. 

H. W. Oldenburg Car Inspector Cincinnati, Ohio. 

Maintenance of Way Department 

W. A. Evans Section Foreman. . . 

J. S. Price (deceased) Account Clerk 

F. A. Taylor Master Carpenter. . 

Henry F. Eggert Track Foreman 

Louis, 111. 

Newark, Ohio. 

. . .Cumberland, Md. 
, Pleasant Plain, Ohio. 

Statement of Pension Feature 

Employes who were honorably retired during May, 1922, and to whom pensions were granted: 


Last Occupation 



Years of 

Acton, Joseph 

Callan, Thomas 

Dugan, Michiel 

Eckman, Wilham H . . 

Hession, John 

Hough, Jacob 

Ittner, John G 

Jefferys, Jacob P 

Maloney, Robert 

Miller, John T 

Sapp, Lewis, M 

Sauerhoff, Henry D . . . 
Singletary, Anson R. . 
Sponseller, Solomon B 
Thayer, Charles W . . . 
Van Cleaf , Charles H . 
Wilson, Plymon 





Engineer '. . 

Car Inspector 


Check Clerk 


Tender Repairman ' Motive Power 

Water Station Repairman . . i Motive Power 







Motive Power 

Motive Power 

Motive Power 


Conducting Transportation . 

Motive Power 

Motive Power 

Conducting Transportation 
Conducting Transportation . 

Motive Power 

Conducting Transportation . . 

Motive Power 

Motive Power 

Conducting Transportation . . 
Conducting Transportation. . 


Wheeling. . . 


Monongah. . 


Baltimore . . . 
Monongah . . 
Chicago .... 
Baltimore . . . 
Chicago .... 
Baltimore. . 


Baltimore . . . 
Pittsburgh . . 


















The payments to pensioned employes constitute a special roll contributed by the Company. 

During the calendar year 1921, $367,795.95 was paid out through the Pension Feature to those 
who have been honorably retired. 

The total payments since the inauguration of the Pension Feature, October i, 1884 to April 29, 
1922, amount to $4,758,611.40. 

The following pensioned employes, after serving the Company faithfully for a ntmiber of years, 
have died: 


Last Occupation 



Date of Death 


Bollinger, Thomas W. 

Doyle, Edward B 

Fulton, William 

Huber, Christian 

Nestlehute, Joseph. . . . 

Shewbridge, B. C 

Machinist. . . 
Engineman. . 
Machinist . . . 
Trackman. . . 
Round House 


Carpenter. . . 

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Motive Power 

Conducting Transportation 

Motive Power 

Maintenance ot Way .... 

Motive Power 

Maintenence of Way. . . . 


Illinois May 16, 1922. 

Baltimore . . . . May 25, 1922 . 

Baltimore. . . .! May 19, 1922. 

Wheeling I May 8, 1922 . . 

Illinois I May 16, 1922. 

Main Stem . . . ! May 2, 1922 . . 






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Pensioners' Roll of Honor 

Oh, blest retirement! friend of life's decline — 
Retreat from care that ever must be thine; 
How blest is he who croums, in shades like these, 
A youth of labor with an age of ease. 

William H. Eckman 

William H. Eckman, pensioned signal- 
man, has had a variety of experiences 
since he began work with the Baltimore and 

Born on June 8, 1849, Mr. Eckman at- 
tended public school, high school and busi- 
ness college. In 1876 he secured a position 
with the Chesapeake and Ohio Railroad at 
Richmond, Va. He remained here until 
1886, when he came to work with the Bal- 
timore and Ohio as yardmaster, East Side, 
Philadelphia. Later he was transferred to 
Canton and Bay View as yardmaster and 
general yardmaster. Eighteen years later 
he entered the signal department, under 
Mr. Patenall, as blacksmith. Since that 
time he has held the following positions in 
that department: assistant foreman, fore- 
man, laborer, assistant foreman, blacksmith, 
blacksmith helper, signalman. It was from 
the Signal Department that he was 

Goldsmith — "The Deserted Village'* 

In his 36 years of service he has seen 
many changes and improvements. When 
he first went to Philadelphia, the rails were 
laid only to Wharton Street, and Mr. 
Eckman remembers when we went over the 
Schuylkill River only twice a day. Our 
freight from Philadelphia was barged from 
Point Breeze on the Schuylkill to various 
piers on the Delaware. He piloted the 
first passenger train out of 24th and Chest- 
nut Streets. He and the late John Ed. 
Spurrier, together with John Clayton, took 
the first freight train through Fairmont 
Tunnel. Mr. Eckman says: 

"It was a stormy night, and I don't 
think that I ever saw it snow harder. 

"I served under five superintendents on 
the Philadelphia Division. Canton was the 
terminal of the Philadelphia Division, and 
all passenger and freight trains were sent 
to Locust Point by barges, and the barges 
sent from Locust Point to Canton. There 
were busy times in those days. You didn't 
see any loafing. 

"I have a number of good letters from 
various officers, commenting on some of the 
work which I have handled. 

" I have known of over 1500 being ferried 
between Canton and Locust P-'er in 24 
hours, not counting passenger trains. I 
was also among the first to take freight 
trains through the Belt Line Tunnel. The 
Grand Anny movement to Washington 
was one of our busiest times; at that time 
we had passenger trains lined from Canton 
to Bay View, waiting to be ferried to 
Locust Point. 

John W. Underdonk 

John W. Underdonk, pensioned track- 
man, was born in Jefferson County, W. Va., 
on January 8, 1851. 

He entered the service of the Baltimore 
and Ohio on the east end of the Cumber- 
land Division, Section No. 6, on May i, 
1 88 1. Here he worked faithfully under five 
different foremen. In 1910 he was made 
trackman, in which capacity he worked 
until seven months before his retirement. 

Mr. Underdonk was always willing, al- 
ways on the job; his work was never too 
hard, he never complained. He regrets 
that he is unable to continue with the rail- 
road which he loves — the Baltimore and 
Ohio. He is a faithful member of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Veterans' Associ- 

{Continued on page 72) 

Their Dames have been placed on the retirement list, i— Robert T. Harris. 2— John Hession. 3 — William H. Eckman. 4 — Jacob P. Jeffries. 
5 — Solomon B. Sponseller. 6 — John W. Underdonk. 7— Michael J. Dugan. 8 — George J. McKensie. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, IQ22 

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Women's Department 

Edited by Margaret Talbott Stevens 

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Fairy Beautiful and Mischief Maker 

An Outdoor Entertainment for a Midsummer Afternoon 

OFriiMES it is the problem of our 
women folk to find something new 
in the form of an entertainment to 
vary the usual program of a church festival 
or a midsummer picnic. It is to fill such a 
need that the following little playlet has 
been written. Most of the costumes can be 
made of crepe paper. The characters are as 

Heralds: Two boys, dressed after the 
fashion of those seen in fairy tale books. 
Tight jackets or purple crepe paper capes; 
short, blousy, cambric bloomers, and long 
stockings reaching nearly to the hips 
(Mother's or Big Sister's will do nicely); 
yellow crepe paper caps with plumes made of 
purple tissue paper. They carry trumpets 
(long, tin horns), decorated in festoons of 
paper flowers. 

Fairy Beautiful: Tall girl with long hair. 
Robe of cheesecloth, wings of light blue 
tarletan and silver tinsel; flower girdle and 
flower wreath. 

Mischief Maker: Boy. Puck costume of 
green. Pointed hat and pointed toe cam- 
bric shoes with little bells on ends. Carries 
a stick, which he flourishes with great show 
of authority. 

Sun: Boy, carrying before him a large 
cardboard disc (about four feet in diameter), 
covered with gilt paper. Golden crown. 
Carries lighted lantern, flashlight, or elec- 
tric bulb with concealed battery. 

Farmer: Tall boy. Farmer's costume of 
overalls, shirt open at neck, big straw hat, 
red kerchief, beard. Carries hoe. 

Flower Plants: Girls and boys, or just 
girls; as many as the "stage" will accommo- 
date comfortably without crowding. Leave 
plenty of room for passing of principal 
characters. Each plant has brown dress 
and reversible cap (green on one side, brown 
on the other). Extra frills, caps and green 
crepe paper aprons, to represent various 
flowers, viz. : Red rose, white rose, pink rose, 
daisy, black-eyed-Susan, buttercup, morn- 
ing glory, trumpet flower, violet, lily, mari- 
gold, etc. 

For the daisy, cut about ten petals of 
white crepe paper, each about eighteen 
inches long, six inches wide at widest point. 
Sew these to a piece of white tape, to be 
tied about the neck of the child representing 
tlie plant. With this goes a yellow, tam o' 
shanter cap to simulate the center of the 
daisy. The morning glory's frill is made of 
lavender crepe paper in the trumpet shape 

of the flower. This, of course, stands up in- 
stead of straight out like that of the daisy. 
Small wires will accomplish this nicely. 
The roses will need about fifteen petals, and 
so on. 

Rain: Girl or boy. Gray cambric gown. 
Carries watering pot from which hang long 
gray streamers representing rain. Wears 
cap to which many of these streamers are 
also attached. 

The "stage" is simply an oblong plot of 
grass, fenced in with small branches of 
laurel or other evergreen stuck into the 
ground to represent trees. Leave three 
openings, one on the rear of the left side, 
one at the rear of the right side, and a large 
entrance at the front. Over the last named 
is an archway of lattice-work and pink roses 
(paper). In the center of the background is 
the fairy queen's throne, made of a small step 
ladder with back and sides of twisted grape- 
vines nailed securely in place. Pink roses 
also decorate this. On the steps of the 
ladder lay a strip of green carpet. 

(Enter Heralds running. At gateway 
they stop short. Blow long blast on trum- 
pets. Turn to audience). 

Heralds: What Ho! The farmer comes 
to plant his seeds! 

(Enter farmer, from left, followed by his 
"flower plants" dressed in their brown 
suits with brown caps. Farmer carries hoe). 

Farmer: Yes, by gum, and there's some 
pesky weeds. (Pretends to chop weeds 
with hoe.) 

Heralds: But when the flowers come, then 
oh, what fun! 

Farmer: If thej' don't get too little rain 
and too much sun. (Takes each plant by 
the hand in turn, leading it to its place. 
Plants sit on ground where Farmer places 
them, bow their heads, draw their brown 
caps down, and remain as still as possible). 

Farmer: (Addressing plants as he places 
them, individually) 

I'll plant you here; you there; you there; 
Drink in the raindrops, the sun, the air; 
Sweet and fragrant may you be, 
You're to bloom for the queen to see. 
May the old world be a brighter place 
Whene'er it looks upon your face. 
Live and grow, and ever smile, 
And spread your glory all the while. 
Lift your eyes to greet the sun 
And lower them not 'til the day is done. 
And now, my dears, I leave you in care 
Of Mother Nature and her helpers fair. 

To seek my cattle, which afar have strayed ; 
I go before the darkness fills the glade. 
(Exit right.) 

Flower Plants: (chanting) Fare-well, 
Fare-well, Fare-well. 

(Enter Mischief Maker, from left). 

Mischief Maker: 
Ah, ha! Ah, ha! Here's fun for me! 
This farmer makes me laugh, you see. (E.x- 
tends hand to Lily). 
Come, Lily Fair, pray take the place 
Of this red rose ; ' twill seem disgrace 
(Changes places of several flowers). 
When the farmer finds instead of you 
The dewy petals of a violet blue. 
Ha, ha! Ha 

(Enter Sun quickly, from right). 


Ho, there, Mischief, and what think ye 
The Queen would say if she might see 
How naughty is her subject? Pray, 
Can't you be good for a single day? 
Mischief Maker: 

Old fashioned Sun ! 'Tis nought you kno'.v 
What fun it is to make plants grow 
In places where they should not be! 
Come, shine your hardest now, and see 
If you can't parch these dainty flowers — 
Be quick, or I'll send for Clouds and Show- 

For lo, these buds are turning green, 

(Flowers turn caps inside out showing 

They're growing too fast for you, I ween. 

I do not wish to kill the dears. 

Alischief Maker: 
Be quick, or I'll drive you to tears! 
I'll pinch your nose and bite your ears! 
(Sun turns toward flowers, flashes his 
light upon them in turn, and each changes 
his cap again to show the brown). 

Plants (waihng mournfully) : 
Oo— 00— 00 

Mischief Maker: 
Now what under the sun is ailing you? 


I'm out of place; I cannot bear 
The soil in which I'm planted here. 
Red Rose: 

I fear I'll be dried like an old brown bean — 
Oh, how I wish we might see our Queen ! 

Oh, Sun, your rays will be our death. 
Soon we'll not draw another breath. 

Oh, Mischief Maker, let him stop! 
The farmer planted a lovely crop 
Of flowers here and bade us grow — 
'Twill all be spoiled. Pray bid him go! 

Mischief Maker: 
Do you think I'd dare to change my plan 
For a silly dunce like the farmer man? 
Where 'er I go, I have my way, 
And when I speak, all folks obey. 
The sun, my servant, not the least, 
Doth rise when I bid like a cake of yeast, 
And shines whenever I command — 
He knows I rule in Fairyland. 

Black-eyed Susan: 
But how about our lovelj^ queen? 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, ig22 

Mischief Maker: 
When she's around I'm never seen, 
For like a man, I am quite human — 
I hate to argue with a woman. 
I'm king of all, naught do I fear 


Hark! Whence come those tinkling hells I 

Enter Heralds from right and left, 
respectively, as before; stand at front en- 
trance, blow bugles, and make announce- 

Heralds (in loud, distinct tones) : 
Our Fairy Beautiful arrives. 

Flower Plants: 
The Queen! The Queen, to save our lives! 
The Queen! The Queen! The Queen! The 

Queen ! 


To think she'll look on such scene! 

Mischief Maker: 
Oh, tis the Queen! Where shall I hide? 
Her soldiers fill the forest wide! (trembles 
with fear). 

Oh, Sir, should you, possessed with power. 
Fear this our Queen ? This is her bower, 
And that her throne. Are you not wise? 

(points to throne). 
And strong? Why fear the good queen's 


(Tingling of bells sounds nearer). 
Mischief Maker (desperately) : 
No time to argue! Where shall I hide me? 

Here, come sit you here beside me. 
She will believe, unless you run. 
In this bright glow we two arc one. (Mis- 
chief Maker sits on ground behind 
Sun's disc). "'' 
CEnter Queen majestically through front 
entrance. Heralds bow as she approaches, 
follow as soon as she passes, and assist her 
to the throne). 

Queen (looking about her) : 
Methinks the sun is shining rather bright — 
But who are these strange figures at my 

And at my left, and just before me, too? 
Speak quickly, weary ones, pray, who are 
Flower Plants: 
Oh, dear, good Queen, we're meant for 
flowers, the farmer — 
Queen ■ 

Yea, but whence have gone the showers? 
You look quite parched, as though for many 
a year 

There had not been rain. Speak, someone 

But first give heed to what I'd have you 
say — 

Hath Mischief Maker passed this way 

(Flower plants bow heads. Sun turns out 
his light, no one replies.) ; 
Then I shall see. But first, oh Sun, 
Praj^ turn your back, your work is done; 
I shall not wish to see you more 
Until the showers have come before. 
Refreshed these flowers and made them 

grow. (Sun turns, revealing Mischief 
Maker trying to hide.) 
Stop! Who is this? Ah, well I know. 
Perchance you thought you'd play a trick 
By kilhng these sweet plants. Now quick. 
My Heralds, seek the showers 
To rescue these, the farmer's flowers! 

CHeralds exit right.) 
Now, Culprit, speak! 

Mischief Maker (approaches Queen): 
Alost gracious queen, 

Judge me not harshly; never a trick so mean 
As this one have I played, and so, I beg 
You punish as you wish; cut ofiF my leg. 
But in so doing, spare my foot, I pray. 
That I maj', as I promised, dance toda}^ 
At the fairies' feast. 'Twas on a bet 
'Twi-xt the moon and me, I could not get 
The sun to do my bidding. A dish of rice 
The North Star holds for him who wins. 
I get the rice, but suffer for my sins. 

Speak, Flowers, what would you have me 

CEnter Heralds, followed by Rain.) 

Behold, }-our Majesty, here is the Rain for 

Of course the fairy queen in the pageant won't be 
able to do much toe-dancing on a flower petal, but 
this picture shows a costume that Fairy Beautiful 
may wear 


Rain, you are late, but quickly spread your 

Revive quite speedily these thirsty flowers. 
And Heralds, fetch the brightest gowns 
Within my castle. These awful browns 
Do make me ill. (Heralds exit.) 

Now you, oh Sun. 
Will also pay for the mischief you hav'e done. 

Within a dungeon you shall hide your face 
And shine on none but Mischief Maker. 

Shall be on both. My soldiers wait without, 
Begone, the two of you. My time I give 
In seeing that these flowers may ever live 
To bless the day that I came to the throne, 
Forgetting all the sadness. Ah , they moan ! 

(Exit Mischief Maker and Sun.) 
Hurry, Rain. (As rain touches each flower, 

it turns each cap on the other side, 

showing green.) 

'Tis better as you see; 
Already they are growing. One, two, three, 
Ho, every single one doth breathe; oh. Rain, 

'tis well. 

You make me glad. Now that you're done, 
Go take this message to the repentant Sun: 
Say that he must come here everj- day 
A little while to shine, then go awaj'. 
And leave the rest unto the clouds and \-ou. 

(Exit Rain, flowers lift heads.) 
Now, Flowers, why so sad are all your faces? 

Please, Queen we're not in our proper places. 

True, I had not noticed. Come with me 

(Leads each to proper place.) 
A fairer garden one would not wish to see. 

(Enter Heralds carrj'ing the flower cos- 

Queen : 

Now help me, Heralds, quickly to bedeck 
These fair ones. Place around each neck 
A lovely piece. (Enter Farmer.) 
*; Farmer: 

By Jove! By Heck! By Heck! 
The Fairy Beautiful. She's working, too. 
I heard such awful news. I'm glad 'taint 
true — 

Good morning Ma'am. .And pray how do 
you do 

This lovely morning? .Sure, I did not know 
This was your bower, 'til Raindrop told me 

I'll move them all and plant my flow'rs^else- 

where, '* 
I beg your humble pardon. I wouldn't dare 

You'll leave the flovvers where they are. 
I'll help )"ou care Ibr them. 'Twere better 

Since you have mam. pattle oft to seek. 
And did you find them? 

Yea, down by the creek 
.Near yonder mill, where Mischief Maker 'd 
led them. 

But luck is with me, for the Brownie fed 

You are blest. The naughty one I've sent 
To Bedlam Tower. He'll ne'er be content 
Until some mischief his little hands are do- 

I'll lay he'll find there lots of trouble brew- 

Now, Flowers, listen: dance ye to this tune 
Which the South Wind's playing on the 
.Silvery Moon. 


baitiniore and Ohio Magazine. July. IQ22 

(Someone plays violin while fairies, led by 
Queen and Farmer, give an old fashioned 
folk dance. Directions for this may be 
found in any well equipped library. The 
Virginia Reel is a good example, as are a 
number of the Minuets. At end of dance, 
all form in twos. Farmer and Fairy Queen 
leading, and march around "stage." As 
they pass the right entrance, the Rain and 

Sun join the procession; at left entrance, 
Mischief Maker joins, cutting up all kinds 
of queer antics at end of line as they march 
around once more. Exit, one line going tC' 
left, the other to right. Heralds come to 
entrance as at beginning, stand on upper 
step and blow trumpets. A trumpet in the 
distance replies. Heralds turn somersaults 
and run away)'. 

Braids and Embroideries, Ribbons and Fringes for 
Your Summer Frocks 

By Maude Hall 

BRAIDS and embroideries are used alike 
on clothes for sports and dressy wear. 
Often braid is employed exclusively in 
the decoration of a frock, especially when it 
is developed in serge, rep or the silk crepes. 
Flat silk braid adorns an unusually attrac- 
tive frock of dark brown kasha cloth, which 
fastens at one side. The neck is square and 
the sleeves are close-fitting to the elbows, 
after which they flare decidedly. The belt 
IS formed of narrow ribbon, tied at one side 
and allowed to hang in uneven ends almost 
to the hem of the skirt. 

A simple and chic overblouse of rose- 
color tweed has the lower edge trimmed 
with a narrow braid border, below which 
the ends are fringed for about three inches. 
Sometimes instead of fringing the edges of 
the material, they are cut in very narrow 
strips to simulate fringe. This method is 
most efTective, though, when the fabric is 
one that does not fray readily. Skirts of the 
wrap-around type made of the coarse-weave 
woolens are almost always fringed. 

Little patches of braid appear frequently 
on one-piece dresses which combine two 
contrasting materials, the patches being 
placed where their effect will be the most 
striking. One can see in this arrangement 
a variation of the applique idea, and it is 
one that any home dressmaker can repro- 
duce. A check silk trimmed with brilliant 
red braid, selects two-tone ribbon to con- 
fine the fulness at the waist. The ribbon 
repeats the color of the braid and the dom- 
inant tone of the check. The braid is used 
only about the very deep armholes and 
down the front of the dress. The sleeves 
and collar are of the plain fabric. 

A simple frock in beige crepe has the 
gathered skirt trimmed with narrow self-' 
panels held in place with rosettes of 
apricot satin ribbon. The blouse, which 
has the short kimono sleeves cut in one 
with the front and back, uses the apricot 
ribbon to bind the oval neck and the 
sleeves. Self-material is used for the 
belt, which is a narrow crushed affair. 

ChUd's Dress 1 137 
30 cents 

Dress 1160 
35 cents 

Child's Cape 1U2 
30 cents 

simply finished at the back with an em- 
broidered ornament in which beige and 
apricot tones are blended. 

Genius Engagingly Serves 

The frock of lime-color organdy pictured 
above takes on distinction by having 
narrow trills of white net trim the skirt and 
blouse. The sash is of changeable messahne 
ribbon in tones of canary and rose pink. 
Medium size requires 35 yards 40-inch or- 
gandy and 7 yards of frilled net. 

The second design features a blouse of 
fine silk-figured voile and skirt of sports 
satin. The neckline of the blouse is oval 
and deep, while the short sleeves are slashed 
and connected with bands of the skirt ma- 
terial. Georgette, figured chiffon cloths, 
etc., are used for developing the overblouse. 
Medium size requires 2^ yards 36-inch ma- 
terial for the skirt and 2f yards 40-inch 
voile for the blouse. 

First Model: Pictorial Review Dress 
No. 1012. Sizes, 14 to 20 years. Price, 35 

Second Model: Blouse No. 1016. 
Sizes, 34 to 44 inches bust. Price, 35 cents. 
Skirt No. 9666. Sizes, 24 to 38 inches 
waist. Price, 30 cents. 


You can get any pattern here shown 
by filling out the following coupon, clip- 
ping and enclosing with price shown 
(stamps, check or money order) in 
envelope addressed "Baltimore and 
Ohio Magazine, Mt. Royal Station, 
Baltimore, Md." 

Try our pattern service — five days 
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Fashion Considers Juvenile 

At six, one cannot give much in the way 
of expert advice, but sympathy counts for 
a great deal, especially if clothed in French 
blue chambray trimmed with navy linen. 
The blouse is trimmed with a large, square 
collar and the knee trousers are side closing. 
Size 6 requires 2yi yards 36-inch material 
with J yard extra in contrasting color for 

Nothing but a figured dimity with 
organdy collar and' cuffs could as- 
suage grief for a decapitated dolly. 
The blouse is a slipon model, slashed 
at the front. The bloomers are side- 
closing and may be gathered and 
tucked under at the lower edges or 
finished with straight bands. Medi- 
um size requires 2t yards 36-inch 

First Model : Pictorial Review 
Boy's Suit No. 7101. Sizes, 2 to 
6 years. Price, 35 cents. 

Second Model: Bloomer Dress 
No. 9824. Sizes, I to 4 years. Price, 
30 cents. 

Sizes of Patterns 

Dress No. 1160. Sizes 34 to 48 
inches bust. I*'/^ 

Dress No. 1131. Sizes 34 to 50 
inches bust. 

Blouse No. 1135. Sizes 34 to 46 inches 

Skirt No. 105 i. Sizes 24 to 36 inches 

Cape No. 1132. Sizes 2 to 6 years. 
Dress No. 1137. Sizes 6 to 14 years. 
Dress No. 1126. Sizes 34 to 50 inches 

Three Cheers for Mrs. Keglerl 

Turn to the Akron Division notes in the 
Among Ourselves Department and read 
how Mrs. L. T. Kegler, Massillon, Ohio, got 
some business for the Baltimore and Ohio. 

Have you secured your passenger, or your 
load of freight this month? If you have, 
let us hear how you got her, or him, or it. 

What Boobs Behove 
By Mrs. C. L. C. 

Every movie person's dirty, 

('Tisn't true). 
Every flapper's bold and flirty, 

('Tisn't true). 
All have sordid aims and views 
Except Hoover, Ford and Hughes, 
Only lies are in the 'news' — 

('Tisn't true). 
B. & O. is always late, 

('Tisn't true). 
Erie hits the same old gait, 

('Tisn't true). 

Every Englishman is dense, 
Yankees all have lots of sense, 
Optimists won't take offense — 
('Tisn't true'). 

are you crying 

Old Gentleman: What 
about, sonny? 

Sonny: Me mother cleaned me pants 
with a carpet-beater. 

Old Gentleman: That's nothing to cry 
about, sonny. 

Sonny: But I was wearing them at the 
time. — N. E. Advertiser. 

Lesson in Home Dressmaking 

Piquant and Charming Is This One-Ptece Kimono Nightgown in Orchid Voile 

THERE is a new note in lingerie ma- 
terials and voile achieves another 
triumph. This season it is featured 
particularly in nightgowns and while the 
designs of the garments are simple, the 
colorings are exquisite. As a rule em- 
broidery takes the place of lace for trim- 

Three and three-eights yards of 36- 
inch material are required for this one- 
piece slip-on kimono nightgown, with 

V-shaped neck, cut out neck of front along 
indicating small "o" perforations. The 
back may be cut the same way if desired. 

Now, close the under-arm and sleeve seam 
as notched. The sleeve may be slashed up 
from lower edge between the small "o" per- 
forations, for a more elaborate decorative 
effect. Turn away of an inch at lower 
edges of slash and graduate into nothing at 
jupper edge. Of course, if buttonholed 
scallops are used to finish the neck and 
sleeves, this will not be necessary. Form 
tucks on the shoulder and stitch, either with 
plain running stitches or feather-stitching. 
Turn hem at lower edge, and if desired, work 
eyelets near the neck edge in front and back 
for ribbon to be run through. In addition 
uo the embroidered scallops, the sleeves are 
trimmed with ribbon bows. 

Nightgown No. 9975. Sizes, small, 
medium, large. Price, 30 cents. Scallop 
II 747. Transfer, blue only, 50 cents. 



short sleeves and \'-neck. There are 
three tucks at each shoulder and these, 
of course, are put in by hand. At the back 
the neck is round. 

As there is no seam at the shoulder the 
material should be cut as if the pattern 
were in one piece. Place the triple "TTT" 
perforations along the lengthwise fold of 
material as shown in the cutting guide. For 

CUTTING GUIDE Q975stio>.mg SmjllS, 






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Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July, igzz 

Only a Button 

By Sarah F. Pennington and Her Daddy 

Note — The outline Jor this story was furnished by Sarah's father, who is Cross- 
ing Watchman Philip M. Pennington, Polk Street, Cumberland, Md. The facts 
which relate to the accident are true; the accident happened in West Virginia. 
Sarah wishes us to give due credit to Iter father for his help; this we are pleased 
to do. — Ed. 

For the want of a nail, the shoe was lost; 
For the want of a shoe, the horse was lost; 
For the want of a horse, the rider was lost; 
For the want of a rider, the battle was tost; 
For the want of a victory, the liingdom 

was lost — 
And all for the want of a horseshoe nail. 

THUS runs the old familiar quotation. 
Once upon a time there was a f actorj*. 
As I have never been in one I can only 
imagine that there were a number of women, 
some cutting, some busily running sewing 
machines, and among them, a very young 
girl'who sewed on buttons at so much the 
dozen. This happened before the days of 
child labor laws. This little girl should have 
been in school, but, as we know, many of 
those who come from other lands to our 
shores in search of freedom and wealth seem 
to care more for the latter, and their chil- 
dren suffer in consequence. 

Whether this little girl's chief object was 
to attach the buttons so that they would 
stay on until the customer got out of the 
store, or whether her thread ran out too soon 
and when the needle was re-threaded she- 
forgot that the button was insecure, I do 
not know. Perhaps she was thinking of the 
meagre wag^s which would not justify do- 
ing the job well. Anyway, the button on the 
right wristband of a shirt was badly sewed 
on. Who the girl was, or where the factory 
was, wiU probably never be known, but this 
is the true story of how that button caused 
a man to lose his life. 

The shirt found its way to a little countrj- 
store in Cold Stream, West Virginia. Near 
here lived "Bent" Whitaker, a poor man 
who' had had a struggle to keep his family 
in necessities. By hard work and economy 
he managed, with the help of a little money 
which he had saved and some that he had 
borrowed, to piu-chase a threshing machine. 
With this he threshed ttie oats, wheat and 
rye of the farmers in that vicinity. One 
farmer would haul the machine to his farm; 
then, after his threshing was finished, the 
next man would haul it away to his own 
farm, and so on, each farmer helping the 

others in turn. It was a portable engine, as 
at that time no tractor engines had yet ap- 
peared in the country. All of the "hands" 
boarded with the farmers and slept in their 
houses at night. 

"Bent" being too far from home to get 
his washing done, and not staying at any 
one place long enough to have it done, de- 
cided to do without washing and to purchase 
a clean shirt, when he needed one, at the 
country store. On a bright Monday morn- 
ing he stopped at the store and purchased a 
shirt, the one on which the button had been 
sewed improperly. Then he proceeded to 
the threshing field. 

"Bent" had no time to think of buttons, 
for he was busily tossing the bundles into 
the thresher, sending them head first into 
the machine, the butt end of the sheaves 
turned slightly upward. And the great cylin- 
ders sucked them in as though some great, 
insatiable monster was drinking an ever- 
lasting draught. The scene is familiar to 
all country folk. The steam engine some 
distance away gave a sudden "pop off" 

of steam that frightens everybody save the 
black-faced engineman. The farmers' wives 
long to hear the shrill whistle, yet scream 
when it blows to announce that the thresh- 
ing is done. It is the annual event which 
breaks the monotony of farm life among the 
hills of We>t Virginia. It is truly marvelous 
to see the straw go up the "drag" and the 
men with pitchforks pitching it into a 
"rick." Then the clean wheat pours out in 
a steady stream into the half-bushel meas- 
ures. As fast as one measure is full, another 
takes its place. 

The last shock was in, and the men were 
busy cleaning up. "Bent," as busy as the 
rest, helped to gather up the chaff where the 
big stack of wheat stood. There was some 
scattered wheat. He gathered it up and put 
it into the thresher. The cylinder spun 
around. Some of the chaff had lodged upon 
the tongue. "Bent" stood on the double- 
trees, the better to reach the chaff with his 
right forearm, and pushed it into the cylin- 
der. This is where the button, dangling 
from his wristband, was caught by the 
spikes, drawing his arm savagely in with it. 
The sudden jolt to the machinery caused 
the belt to fly off. Men came to his rescue. 

The arm was too badly mangled to save. 
It had to be amputated at the elbow. The 
intensity of his suffering can only be im- 
agined by those who have had a similar ex- 
perience. It was thought that he would 
recover, but within a few days gangrene 
set in, and "Bent" died shortly afterward. 

His wife did the best she could -to provide 
a living for her children. What she endured 
can only be understood by a mother who 
has had her all taken from her. All of this 

happened because of a little butLon 

that a little girl had carelessly sewed to the 
right wristband of a man's shu't. 

Even little girls can become careless in 
their work, just aj this one did. Are you 
careful? Let's remember that "whatever 
is worth doing, is worth doing well." 

Here Dwell the "Frosty Sons of Thunder" 

By Freda Brown Michaels, 14 Year Old Daughter of Locomotive Engineer, Somerset, Pa. 

Third Prize- Class A 


Y hometown is oneof the prettiest, the 
cleanest and healthiest towns in West- 
err^ Pennsylvania — the town of Somer- 
set. It is also the county seat of Somerset 
County. It is located nine miles from the 
main line of the Connellsville Division, on 
the Somerset and Cambria Branch of the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad, and about 
35 miles from the city of Johnstown, 
known as the Flood City. 

Somerset was founded before the Revo- 
lutionary War, and was known then as 
The Glens. It has a population of about 
5,000. We have nine churches, four banks, 
three hotels, three school buildings — each 
accommodating about 400 pupils — and 
a new high school now under construction. 
This building will cost $135,000. We have 
a public library^, and a beautiful Court 

House which it cost $2,000,000 to build. 
We have a Country Club, with splendid 
golf grounds; a hospital that is as well 
equipped as any of its size in the state; 
a Children's Aid, which takes care of all 
of the homeless children of the town. The 
County Home is also located here. We have 
a good water system and two splendid 
new fire trucks, an ice plant, and our own 

Almost every street is paved, and we 
have a state road leading in any direction 
that you might wish to go from our town. 
We can reach the Lincoln Highway o\'er 
state roads at a distance of eight miles, 
and the National Pike over concrete road 
at the distance of 35 miles. 

Just half a mile south of our town we 
have the most beautiful little groves. 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine. July, IQ22 


The Great American Game 
Drawn by Harley H. Knight, Keyser, W.Va. 

Here the Baltimore and Ohio Veterans 
have held their annual picnics for the past 
two years. This is certainly an honor to 
our town, for on one of these occasions we 
had the pleasure of having President 
Willard make a splendid address. 

About eight years ago the Baltimore and 
Ohio built a splendid new brick depot, 
which adds greatly to the appearance of 
out town. 

Our Mayor's name is Mr. Sober, who is 
always readj^ and willing to welcome 
strangers to our city, and who is always 
on the job to keep our town as clean as 

Somerset is in the heart ot the coal mining 
region of Somerset County, which, during 
the World War, produced an average of 
365 carloads of coal per day, or more than 
any other county in the United States. 
Somerset is also located in the center of 
one of the greatest farming districts in 
this part of the state. Here fresh meat, 
eggs, butter, and milk, as well as fresh 
fruits and vegetables n>ay be obtained 
at all times. 

Somerset citizens are called the "Frosty 
Sons of Thunder," but I think that we can 
boast of having one of the finest little 
towns that the Baltimore and Ohio has 
along its lines. 

My father is a Baltimore and Ohio 
engineer. He has been in the employ of 
the Company for 20 years, and he says 
there is no other company that is better 
to work for. 

P. S. The oldest building is owned by the 
Scull heirs, and is occupied by the First 
National Bank and the Herald Printing 
Office. It stands opposite the Court House. 

The Greatest Town on Earth 

By Mazie Walker, 
Nine Year Old Daughter of Bridge Inspector, 
Midland City, Ohio 
I really think that my home to^-n is the 
greatest town on earth! 

We have moved to other towns, but we 
have always come back to Midland City, 
Ohio. Our little village is so located on 
the Baltimore and Ohio that it is called a 

junction, so you see we have more trains 
than many larger villages — and all trains 
Stop at Midland City. 

All of the people here know each other, 
so there is always much to talk about. 
The village is bounded on all sides by farm 
lands, so we have little need of parks. 
You may find here the finest kinds of 
schools, churches, stores, and home build- 
ings, and a nearly perfect system of con- 
crete sidewalks. Many years ago we had 
saloons and pool rooms; now that they are 
gone the mayor and the marshal! axe very 
idle persons. The doors to our jail stand 
wide open. At our last revival meeting 
eighteen souls were saved in one night; 
that, of course, makes our town better. 

Once upon a time it was said that all 
railroad towns were tough, because the men 
were always happy-go-lucky fellows. 
That is not true here. 

Our little town was first called Clinton 
Valley, but its name was changed later* to 
Midland City, for that is about midway 
between Cincinnati and Columl)us. 

Mr Ed. Shaw is mayor of this village. 
We claim about four hundred people. 

The thing that interests me is the way 
that children are treated in general. There 
is no grouping of poor and rich. All play 
and live together when at school or else- 

The most beautiful things about our 
town are its fine shade trees, pretty flower 
gardens, and nicely kept homes. 

are the reasons why I call Midland City 
the greatest town on earth. 

Where Freedom and Kindness 
By James King, Jr., 
Thirteen Year Old Son of Machinist, 
Mt. Clare Shops 
Dorsey, Maryland, is my home town. 
I like it for the freedom of the country and 
for the kindness of the people. 

Not many years ago we had only one 
house in Dorsey. This was the old Dorsey 
Estate. When the Baltimore and Ohio 
started laying its tracks. Miss Eliza Dorsey 
gave the Railroad a strip of her land. 
That is how the village got its name. 

During the Civil War soldiers were sta- 
tioned along the Railroad. A regiment of 
soldiers had their barracks not far from 

At one time our town had one of the 
largest camp meetings in the state of Mary- 
land, known as Wesley Grove Camp. The 
Baltimore and Ohio ran special excursion 
trains to haul the people back and forth. 
Alany thousands of people took advantage 
of these excursions each season. 

Dorsey has a factory which manufactures 
firebricks. The chief industries are farming 
and railroading. Dorsey, which has about 
five hundred inhabitants — including the 
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Employes Who Are Taking the "Curt" oi 

Service of Baltimore and Ohio Inspires Passengers 
to Poetry and Song 

ON June 28 Number 6 carried a party 
of passengers enroute from Denver, 
Colorado to Boston and Canada 
for the convention of the National 
Educational Association. G. W. Sturmer, 
grand president of the \'eterans, was on the 
train and enjoyed pointing out to these 
educators (for most of them were school 
teachers) the historical points on the Balti- 
more and Ohio from Pittsburgh to Balti- 

The folks in the party declared that they 
had never enjoyed a ride so much in their 
lives and that the Baltimore and Ohio 
dining car service was the best in the world. 
And to cap the climax Miss Katherine L. 
Craig, state superintendent of Public In- 
struction of Colorado, wrote the following 
poem, which she and her companions sang 
to the rolHcking tune of " Marching Through 

Bring out the ukelele, boys. 
Let's sound the glorious news; 
The N. E. A. are a bunch of folks 
Who never get the blues. 
We've got them all a'going east, 
We're ready to enthuse — 
As we ride joyfully onward. 


Hurrah, hurrah, we'll sing with might and 

Hurrah, hurrah, for the B. & 0. fast train; 
We sing it 'til the whistle blows 
That we have reached the sea — 
As we ride joyfully onward. 

We live in Colorado, 
We're very proud to say 
Our climate is the best of all. 
The sun shines every day; 
So if you want a place to live, 
You'd better come our way — 
While we ride joyfully onward. 

We are going to send Miss Craig suffi- 
cient copies of the Magazine to permit each 
one of her party to have a copy of her poem. 

Agent J. W. Stine 

A Business Getter through Service 

THE following appreciation of the ser- 
vice being given to patrons of the 
Railroad by Agent J. W. Stine at 
Capon Road, was contained in a letter sent 
to J. L. Hayes, division freight agent of the 
Baltimore Division, by J. Carson Adker- 
son, manager of the Hy-Grade Manganese 
Company of Woodstock, Va., who is devel- 
oping a quarry near our station at Capon 

"We want also to thank you and the 
Baltimore and Ohio Railroad for your 
prompt and hearty cooperation in giving us 
freight rates and various information, and 
we want to express our appreciation of the 
good service being rendered us by your 
Agent, Mr. J. W. Stine at Capon Road. 
Mr. Stine is a live wire agent, and through 
his alert, prompt and cooperative spirit he 
has deliberately won a lot of business for 
the Baltimore and Ohio, and in addition 
has imparted to us a spirit of genuine 
satisfaction and confidence through the 
services being rendered. " 

Fairmont, W. Va., Newspaper 
Praises Our Service 

THE following appeared in one of the 
October issues of a Fairmount, W. 
Va., daily. We congratulate the crews 
of the train so highly praised: 

Baltimore and Ohio Evening Train from 
Pittsburgh Praised 

"The best train out of Pittsburgh, in any 
direction and on any railroad is the Balti- 
more and Ohio train which arrives here at 
8.28 in the evening." 

This is the declaration of a Morgantown 
business man who travels far and frequently, 
and who has opportunities to patronize 
many trains on many roads out of Pitts- 

"This train," he continues, "leaves Pitts- 
burgh at five o'clock in the evening and 

Two hundred and sixty-seven Rotarians made up the party from the Fifth District for their Atlantic to Pacific trip, the entire transportatii 

Baltimore and Ohio Magazine, July. 1Q22 

of "Courtesy" on the Baltimore and Ohio 

covers the loi miles to Morgantovvn in 
three hours and twenty-eight minutes. In 
the course of its journey it traverses at least 
three very considerable grades, two of them 
long and heavy. But in spite of this it 
makes the distance of loi miles between 
the two cities in only four minutes more 
than any other train, which covers 96 miles 
in three hours and twenty-four minutes. 

"It is equipped with a complete chair 
car, a combination chair and observation 
and buffet car, and a complete diner. Mor- 
gantown people ought to patronize it to such 
an extent that its continuance will be as- 
sured. Personally, I am of the opinion that 
no better train leaves Pittsburgh on any 
road in any direction than that train which 
starts at five o'clock from the old Baltimore 
and Ohio station and sets you down at 
Morgantown at 8.28. The members of the 
crew, the waiters, porters and caterer all 
make you feel at home on the train to such 
an extent that you regret to leave it. " 

Charles H. Minnich 

"Hereajter the Baltimore and Ohio Will 
Always be My Road to Chicago." 

IN CALLING on Mr. Ohl, the writer of 
the following letter, on a matter not 
connected with Railroad business, 
Charles H. Minnich, correspondent of the 

M.VGAZiNE for East Side, Philadelphia, dis- 
covered that he was soon to take a trip to 
Chicago and return. He presented the 
Baltimore and Ohio's case convincingly, 
and with the following result: 

Evangelical Lutheran Church 
Reverend J. F. Ohl, Superintendent 
Philadelphia, Pa., 
May 22, 1922. 

My Dear Mr. Minnich, 

Let me thank you and Mr. Stewart for 
directing my attention to the superior equip- 
ment and accommodations of the Baltimore 
and Ohio Railroad. The trip from which I 
returned on Saturday evening was in all 
respects the most agreeable and satisfying 
I have ever made between Philadelphia and 
Chicago. The trains on which I traveled 
(Nos. 5 and 6) were all that any reasonable 
person can desire or need: the dining car 
ser\dce was absolutely unexcelled and is 
probably not equalled by any other road: 
and I was most favorably impre